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Poster, AIDS Crisis, 1990

This is a poster. It was designed by Gang and after Leo Burnett and published by ACT UP (AIDS Coalition to Unleash Power). 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 and Steven Heller and catalogued by LSA. 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.

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Poster, AIDS Crisis, 1990; Designed by Gang ; 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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