Aug 13, 2020 - Sale 2544

Sale 2544 - Lot 248

Price Realized: $ 2,750
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 3,000 - $ 4,000


Lithograph poster, 33 1/2x21 3/4 inches, 85.5x55 cm. [New York]: AIDS Coalition to Unleash Power [ACT UP], 1987.

After Silence pl. 2, Aids Demographics p. 36.

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).