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1990

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1993

  • We acquired this object.

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Poster, AIDS Crisis, 1990

This is a Poster. It is dated 1990 and we acquired it in 1993. Its medium is lithograph on paper. It is a part of the Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design department.

Comparing President George H. W. Bush to the Marlboro Man, this poster critiques the administration’s emphasis on military spending and its neglect of healthcare research and reform.

This object was donated by Karrie Jacobs. It is credited Gift of Steven Heller and Karrie Jacobs.

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Its dimensions are

H x W: 34.4 × 52.2 cm (13 9/16 × 20 9/16 in.) Mat: 55.9 × 71.1 cm (22 × 28 in.)

It is inscribed

In lower right corner,Gang (encircled) ACT UP 564-2437.

Cite this object as

Poster, AIDS Crisis, 1990; USA; lithograph on paper; H x W: 34.4 × 52.2 cm (13 9/16 × 20 9/16 in.) Mat: 55.9 × 71.1 cm (22 × 28 in.); Gift of Steven Heller and Karrie Jacobs; 1993-53-112

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

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