Created by the Silence=Death Collective in 1986, this design was originally produced as a wheat pasting that peppered New York City to raise awareness about the AIDS epidemic. The collective intentionally eschewed any photographic imagery, instead reclaiming the pink triangle assigned to LGBTQ+ prisoners in Nazi death camps set against a black background with ‘Silence=Death” printed across the bottom. It has since become a defining symbol of queer pride and resistance. Proceeds from the sale of every print will go to benefit the charitable organization, Visual AIDS.
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This work is printed with a carefully chosen black ink that is sensitive when touched. When handling this print, please be careful to only touch the margins.
The Silence=Death Collective was formed in 1986 to raise awareness about the devastating impact of the AIDS crisis. Together, the group’s six members designed a poster that was rapidly wheat-pasted across New York City. The powerful graphic soon became a symbol of the fight against AIDS at protests around the world.
Originally created as a poster in 1986, this is the first fine art print of the powerful design that became a symbol of the fight against HIV/AIDS. Proceeds from the sale of every print will go to benefit the charitable organization, Visual AIDS.More
- Edition of 200
- Purchases of this work are final sale, as proceeds go to benefit Visual AIDS