It's time to say we care
Ogilvy and Mather Medical, Austria, 1989
This poster, for a benefit gala in Vienna to
combat AIDS, contains the famous 'STOP AIDS' image by Keith Haring.
In the image, the bodies of two dancing people, typical of Haring's
kinetic, cartoonish style, are transformed into a pair of scissors
cutting through a snake representing the disease.
Keith Haring was a New York artist whose
graffiti art practice in the 1980s sought to break down the
barriers between popular and 'high' art. He produced many cheerful,
positive images that were used widely to raise awareness about
AIDS, particularly in educational activities in poor and urban
areas. Haring himself was HIV positive, and died in 1990 of