Item #6373 AIDS Is a Primary Issue

AIDS Is a Primary Issue

New York: ACT UP, [1992]. Offset. 11 x 17 in. Light discoloration, two tears not obstructing image or text, and adhesive residue to verso. Good; this example was removed from wall after being wheatpasted. Item #6373

Rare poster from ACT UP’s demonstrations around 1992 electoral campaign, removed off the walls of New York, highlighting genocidal political malaise across the spectrum.

This poster promoted a “march on the candidates” seeking the 1992 Democratic and Republican presidential nominations. The New York ACT UP Archive describes the event: “In a weekend of actions kicking off Campaign '92, ACT UP marches through the streets of Manchester, to George Bush's campaign headquarters days before the New Hampshire Primary. ACT UP members disrupt speeches by President Bush, Bill Clinton and other candidates demanding leadership on AIDS issues.”

An exceedingly scarce artifact of protest, this example was wheatpasted on the streets of New York.