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In 1989, Keith Haring visited Chicago to do a series of murals under the project name “Keith Haring at the Pinnacle.” One of the murals was done with Chicago public high school art students and two of the murals were done at Rush-Presbyterian Hospital.
All three murals were covered by PBS in a documentary with the same name as the project name. Adal was 16 years old at the time and was fortunate enough to meet Keith Haring and be his assistant on the two murals at the hospital. In fact, Adal essentially became Keith’s “art intern” for the weekend, helping to run errands for Keith and be his right-hand-man during the painting process. While Adal was working for him, Keith Haring drew on and signed the back of his leather jacket. Kwong Chi, Keith’s photographer, also signed the sleeve of the jacket.
Here are two other images from the event, “Keith Haring at the Pinnacle:”
Here is the Keith Haring autographed leather jacket that will be going on sale this Thursday: