AIDS Placard
  • ephemera
  • black-and-white & color
  • 2 vol. : 27.7 x 21.5 cm. ; 8.9 x 12.3 cm.
  • 2 vol. : [1] pp. ; [1] pp.
  • edition size unknown
  • unsigned and unnumbered

AIDS Placard

Group Material, Anne Pasternak

AIDS Placard


Letter addressed to Mr. Jerald Ordover on March 29, 1991, from Anne R. Pasternak, the then curator of Real Art Ways. The letter describes Group Material's first large-scale artwork - a bus placard "provocatively addressing the AIDS crisis and the role of the insurance company" and then U.S. President George H.W. Bush. "The placard represents Group Materials's continuing dedication to creating and presenting art which enhances social awareness broaching how and where art should be seen." The letter advertises a signed, limited edition of the print for sale. Includes original color photograph of the edition on the tail end of a Hartford city bus.

Hartford, CT: Real Art Ways,
Condition:  Very Good. Letter folded in three, light creasing and handling marks, light edge wear. Mild impassion from paperclip on photograph.
[Object # 26584]