Keith Haring 'Ignorance=Fear', Original Pop Art Poster, Plate Signed, 1989
Keith Haring (United States, 1958-1990) 'Ignorance=Fear Silence=Death', 1989
This striking poster is undeniably the most famous of the artists entire catalogue for it's close connection to Haring's untimely death in 1990. The image was designed and executed in 1989 on behalf of the New York-based activist group AIDS Coalition to Unleash Power (ACT UP) to raise critical awareness about the epidemic after Haring was diagnosed with AIDS the previous year. The image reveals the three wise monkeys "see nothing, hear nothing, say nothing" referring to the public's ignorance about the true facts and the helplessness of the victims. 10,000 posters were printed by the organization plastered across buses, subways, billboards all-over the USA.
Offset-lithograph Plate Signed 610 x 1090 mm (24 x 43 in) Edition of 10.000 Very Good Condition (minor wear to edge and image)