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Aidsgate. Offset lithograph poster 864x559 mm, 34x22 inches. [New York]: AIDS Coalition to Unleash Power [ACT UP], 1987.
Provenance: from the collection of Christopher Lione.
Aids Demo Graphics p. 36, After Silence fig. 2.
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).