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  • Collection: Battling the Virus: Didactic Imagery

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Street art paste up of West Village Oulaws (mugshot) with masks covering their mouths

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This appears to have started as a street art piece depicting a medical professional aiming a vaccine syringe at the coronavirus that causes Covid-19. It was subsequently subject to graffiti, some of which has been buffed out. The word "SURVIVAL" is…

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Graffiti warns about COVID-19 in the Mathare slums of Nairobi, Kenya in May 2020.

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A simple tag posted on a utility pole reading "WASH UR HANDS" in white.

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A large panel showing a woman in profile wearing a surgical face mask. She is accompanied by text reading "Porter un Masque" ("Wear a Mask")

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Tags written on a larger piece reading "Wash Hands/Avoid Covid19/Stay Safe"

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At the center, a young female figure wears a face mask. In front of her we see the skyline of a city and Earth with the words "Stay at Home." Flags of various nations are suspended behind her. To the sides we see abstract forms and renditions of the…

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Three healthcare workers stand together, speaking in unison with one text bubble reading: "We're working for your benefit. Please stay in for ours." One of the healthcare workers (man) wears a face mask, but the other two (women) do not. One of the…

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A bifurcated face appears floating against an orange-speckled background. One half of the face shows a man wearing a face mask; the other half shows a skull, including that failure to wear a face mask can result in death. Text in Arabic reads "Stay…

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Extremely large representations of the virus of are scattered across the pavement. The viruses are frowning and sweating.

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On the left, a man and a woman wear face masks; on the right side, a man in a helmet looks through binoculars, as if on the look-out for an enemy. In between these groups of figures, there is text that says (in Indonesian) "Opponent Corona." The…

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A young, male figure wearing a face mask. The artist is painting a rendition of the coronavirus on the man's chest. Text reads: “By fighting the epidemic, we protect the human being and preserve the earth”

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Graffiti of Batman holding a thermometer gun in Oaxaca City, Mexico. Text in black spray paint reads “quedate en casa”, which translates to “stay at home.”

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A retro image of a girl wearing a dress with a Peter Pan collar. She wears a face mask and holds a sign reading "Do Your Part Stay Apart" with hearts.

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A large (life-size) stencil of a man who is encumbered by a green virus, connected to his ankle as a ball-and-chain.

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A mixed media mural created in the city of Rochester by community activist and artist Shawn Dunwoody as part of "Protect your Circle," a campaign aimed at spreading information about COVID-19 to communities of color. The piece features bilingual PSA…

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Vancouver's iconic skyline is rendered in silhouette. Various curves showing infection/death rates are in the sky above the building. A beacon with the Rod of Asclepius lights up the sky, summoning help. Wonder Woman leaps powerfully up a…

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This image is one of a series of walls painted around the city of Dakar promoting various steps one can take to stay healthy. This panel depicts a woman wearing a colorful headwrap, caught in the middle of a sneeze or cough. Her eyes are closed, and…

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An image of a young man wearing a face mask. Text reads "Corona is real."

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A blue cat with five eyes and horns is joined by three ghosts. Text reads "Hey all U cool cats and kitten. Wash UR paws."
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