A middle-aged couple in track suits, attending to their well-kept garden; representing indifference to those with drug-related sufferings. Colour lithograph, 200-.

[between 2000 and 2009?]
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München [Munich] (Lindwurmstrasse 71, München 80337) : Münchner Aids-Hilfe e.V., [between 2000 and 2009?]

Physical description

1 print : lithograph, printed in colours ; sheet 59 x 84 cm


Clean. 1998 München / 66 Drogentote. Wir können uns nicht leisten, unkritisch und passiv zu sein. Wir können es uns nicht leisten, den Tod und das Elend unserer Kinder, Angehörigen, Freunde und Mitmenschen in Schweigen und Demut hinzunehmen! Generell fordern wir die Akzeptanz verschiedener Lebensstile und verurteilen somit die Diskriminierung von (ex) drogengebrauchenden und substituierten Menschen mit und ohne HIV und Aids. Bears logo of Münchner Aids-Hilfe e. V. Bears logo of J. E. S. akzeptanzorientierte Selbsthilfe [acceptance-oriented self-help] Translation of lettering: "Clean. 1998 Munich: 66 drug overdose deaths. We cannot afford to be uncritical and passive. We cannot afford to accept in silence and with humility the death and misery of our children, relatives, friends and fellow men! As a standard, we demand acceptance of different lifestyles and hence condemn the discrimination of (ex) drug users and people on drugs-substitutes with and without HIV and Aids." Playing on two meanings of 'clean' (be off drugs and mow the garden)

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Münchner Aids-Hilfe e.V. Münchner Aids-Hilfe e.V. 200- Germany 09/07/2010 UkLW Transcription from the item


Wellcome Collection 727920i



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