A negative image in black and blue of a naked man kissing a woman as he places one hand on her breast, the other on her groin; with the statement in German 'Be so kind!'; one of 9 safe-sex advertisements for the AIDS-Hilfe Wien. Colour lithograph by Matthias Hermann, ca. 1995.

  • Herrmann, Matthias, 1963-
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Wien (1080 Wien, Wickenburggasse 14) : AIDS-Hilfe Wien, [1995?]

Physical description

1 print : lithograph, printed in blue, black, and white ; sheet 83.9 x 59.3 cm


Sei so lieb! AIDS-Hilfe. © Copyright AIDS-Hilfe Wien. Beratungsstelle: ... Tel: ... Foto: Matthias Herrmann, Grafik Design: A. Pawlik, F. Pumhösl - Atelier für Gestaltung. (Mitarbeit: S. Pfeffer) Bears logo: AIDS-Hilfe in white on black within a grey circle A condom forms the letter 'o' of 'so'

Copyright note

Matthias Herrmann [photo] A. Pawlik/F. Pumhösl [design] AIDS-Hilfe Wien AIDS-Hilfe Wien 1995? © Copyright AIDS-Hilfe Wien AIDS-Hilfe Wien Austrian includes telephone number of AIDS-Hilfe Wien 01/04/2009 UkLW Transcription from the item

References note

Drew Frist, 'Matthias Herrmann, exhibition-ist au courant', NY arts: the international guide to the art world, January-February 2006


Wellcome Collection 675197i

Creator/production credits

The German photographer Matthias Herrmann from the 1980s produced photographs of the male nude, often using his own body, "partially done as a response to the AIDS crisis -- born out of a need to show off a healthy, potent and not endangered gay male body" (Frist, loc. cit.)



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