Danceteria Closing
Danceteria Closing

1986

Xerox poster [Created by Danceteria cofounder Rudolf Pieper]

14 x 8.5 inches

Not for sale.

A relic from the final night of Danceteria. The closing of the club in 1986 serves as a point of demarcation of the onset of mass death that began to mount exponentially into the tens of thousands annually. The party truly had ended. The following year ACT UP was formed beginning the second wave of AIDS activism, which eventually would include many Danceteria patrons as well as alumni. Of the myriad artists and regulars that both worked at the club and perished during the epidemic, they counted among them Keith Haring, David Wojnarowicz, Haoui Montaug, and Jeffrey Strouth. The poster is a solemn reminder of all that was lost.

G.E.