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Maker: Michael Callaghan; Paul Cockram; Redback Graphix
Date Made: Circa 1987
Place Made: Australia: Queensland
Measurements: 76 cm x 51 cm; 29 15/16 in x 20 1/16 in
Main Subject: Health; Indigenous Peoples
Materials: paper (fiber product)
Condoman says: Don't Be Shame Be Game Use Condoms! © Department of Health, Housing and Community Services, Aboriginal Heath Workers of Australia (Queensland)
Acquisition Number: 1997-065
Style derives from Roy Lichtenstein, whose style in turn derived from comic strips. The original Condoman posters were printed by Redback Graphix in 1987. This work uses the same design, yet the Redback logo (bottom left) is not complete. The triangle is featured without the spider motif. Also the text has changed to read 'use condoms!' it was initially 'use frenchies!' This work is possibly a reprint.
Copyright status unknown; may be protected by copyright law.
"Condoman," the Phantom-like figure who advocates the use of condoms for young Indigenous men, was one of the more successful anti-AIDS campaigns for indigenous health in Australia.