Pit to Pit: 21.5 inches. Top to Bottom: 28 inches. Fits like a modern day mens medium/fitted large or a womens XL. Very rare vintage SILENCE = DEATH t-shirt from 1987. Please note that this is the 1987 original version t-shirt, and not the 1990 documentary t-shirt that followed after.
Avram Finkelstein founded the Silence=Death project in 1987 with Jorge Socarras, Chris Lione, Charles Kreloff, Oliver Johnston, and Brian Howard during the AIDS crisis as a consciousness-raising group, and as a means of mutual support. The content of their discussions quickly turned political. Inspired by posters made by the Art Workers Coalition and the Guerrilla Girls, the group decided to create their own poster to be wheatpasted around New York City. Rejecting any photographic image as necessarily exclusionary, the group decided to use more abstract language in an attempt to reach multiple audiences.They created the Silence=Death poster using the title phrase and a pink triangle, known from its association with the persecution of homosexuals in Nazi Germany in the 1930s and 1940s. This piece is in excellent vintage condition. Professionally hand washed and hang dried. Stored in an animal/smoke free environment. As a vintage hobbyist for more than 20+ years, my speciality is focused on curating only the most rare and unique vintage pieces in history. I invite you to check out the rest of the collection. Thank you for stopping by. KING TUTS CLOSET 202 1. All photos shown here on KING TUTS CLOSET are intellectual property. These are original photos that belong exclusively to its owner. These photos cannot be used, borrowed, reposted, distributed, modified, etc. By any person, company, blog, website, entity, etc. The item "Silence = Death 1987 AIDS New York City ACT UP Vintage T-Shirt Keith Haring" is in sale since Friday, January 8, 2021. This item is in the category "Clothing, Shoes & Accessories\Men\Men's Clothing\Shirts\T-Shirts".closet" and is located in Los Angeles, California. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, South africa, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, New Zealand, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi arabia, Ukraine, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Barbados, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Brunei darussalam, Bolivia, Egypt, French guiana, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Cayman islands, Liechtenstein, Sri lanka, Luxembourg, Monaco, Macao, Martinique, Maldives, Nicaragua, Oman, Pakistan, Paraguay, Reunion, Uruguay.