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Poster, Enjoy AZT, 1989

This is a Poster. It was designed by Vincent Gagliostro. It is dated 1989 and we acquired it in 1993. Its medium is screenprint on paper. It is a part of the Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design department.

In 1987, the US Food and Drug Administration approved AZT for the treatment of AIDS. Because the drug was both toxic and ineffective, many AIDS activists demanded that drug companies develop alternative treatments. This self-published poster compares AZT to Coca-Cola, condemning the drug as a consumer product that profits from the misery of AIDS patients.

This object was featured in our Object of the Day series in a post titled Have a Coke with Me?.

It is credited Gift of Steven Heller and Karrie Jacobs.

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Its dimensions are

H x W: 58.6 × 48.4 cm (23 1/16 × 19 1/16 in.)

It is inscribed

Imprinted in red ink on bottom: BULLET

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Poster, Enjoy AZT, 1989; Designed by Vincent Gagliostro (American, b. 1955); USA; screenprint on paper; H x W: 58.6 × 48.4 cm (23 1/16 × 19 1/16 in.); Gift of Steven Heller and Karrie Jacobs; 1993-53-103

This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition How Posters Work.

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