Aug 19, 2021 - Sale 2578

Sale 2578 - Lot 213

Price Realized: $ 8,125
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 2,000 - $ 3,000


Silence=Death VOTE.
Offset lithograph poster, 838x546 mm, 33x21 1/2 inches. AIDS Coalition to Unleash Power, [New York]. 1988.

Rare we could find no other copies at auction.

Provenance: from the collection of Christopher Lione.

Issued in advance of the 1988 Presidential election. "The final poster in the series, the Silence = Death Vote poster, which appears on this issue's cover, was created to boost voting in the 1988 election, when the AIDS epidemic was at its peak. The poster challenged activists to educate themselves about candidates' positions on HIV-related issues and to cast their votes accordingly." [some also say it is gran fury] "Your vote is a weapon . . . use it. . . we are at war."