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.
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
Cite this object as
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.