Jun 20, 2019 - Sale 2514

Sale 2514 - Lot 200

Price Realized: $ 7,250
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 800 - $ 1,200


Lithograph poster, 33 1/2x22 inches, 86x56 cm. [New York]: AIDS Coalition to Unleash Power [ACT UP], 1987.

Additional Details

This was the first poster designed after the Silence=Death Collective joined with ACT UP. "The image for [this poster] was always a fait accompli: there was no controversy over whether to depict Reagan. We chose an image of him that would translate into a one-color graphic, flattening him into iconography that could be easily recognizable from a distance and on television B roll, the images used to illustrate voiceover news reports" (After Silence p. 72). After Silence pl. 2, Aids Demographics p. 36.