Keith Haring’s Bathroom
In the 80s, Keith Haring’s murals could be found all over New York, including one very special bathroom. The men’s room at the Lesbian Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Community Center on 13th street was painted by Haring with a giant back and white mural of his signature characters in motion, as well as a circle-jerk of dicks spewing secret bathroom sex- aptly named “Once Upon a Time.”
Painted in 1989, it was to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the Stonewall riots, at the gay bar in the West Village. The original mural, which was left untouched and therefore slowly deteriorating, has been restored, thanks to Sotheby’s hunky chief auctioneer, Tobias Meyer, and his art advisor partner, Mark Fletcher.
The restored mural will be open to the public for a month starting March 7th, and remain for peeing members of the LGBT Center for years to come.
What: Once Upon a Time Mural
Who: Keith Haring
Where: LGBT Community Center, 208 West 13th Street