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Two open mouths bearing tongues curving up in a phallic way and joining in the middle with the message in German 'kissing does not kill'; a safe sex advertisement by the Real AIDS Grazer Kunst Verein. Colour lithograph by Matthias Herrmann, 1993.

Herrmann, Matthias, 1963-
Date
1993
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675214i
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Credit: Two open mouths bearing tongues curving up in a phallic way and joining in the middle with the message in German 'kissing does not kill'; a safe sex advertisement by the Real AIDS Grazer Kunst Verein. Colour lithograph by Matthias Herrmann, 1993. In copyright

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Publication/Creation

Graz (Eisengasse 3, A - 8020 Graz) : Real AIDS Grazer Kunst Verein ... in Zusamenarbeit mit der Steirischen AIDS-Hilfe, 1993.

Physical description

1 print : lithograph, printed in blue and grey ; sheet 59.2 x 83.9 cm

Lettering

Küssen killt nicht. © Matthias Herrmann. Real AIDS Grazer Kunst Verein ... in Zusamenarbeit mit der Steirischen AIDS-Hilfe. Real AIDS Hotline ...

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Matthias Herrmann Real AIDS Grazer Kunst Verein Sterischen AIDS-Hilfe Matthias Herrmann © Matthias Herrmann 1993 Real AIDS Grazer Austria 01/04/2009 UkLW Transcription from the item

Reference

Wellcome Library no. 675214i

Publications note

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

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.)

Lettering note

Stamp on verso bears address of Matthias Hermann: Badhausgasse 22-24/3, A-1070 Wien ...

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