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The Heroin Stamp Art Show Opens in New York


Several months ago we told you about this innovative public-health and art show that needed some microdonor support via Kickstarter to get off the ground. Well, great news: The "Heroin Stamp Project," spearheaded by Liza Vadnai and the Stamp Collective, got the funding and space it needed, and it opens today in New York.

A little about the show:


Blown up larger than life, these beautiful, fascinating and unsettling images of the stamps hint at a complex chain from supplier to dealer, the dynamics of drug markets and the story of the marketing of addiction on the streets of NYC. Their disturbing beauty compels the viewer to consider addiction and some of its preventable consequences (e.g. HIV and HCV infections, mass incarceration). The graphic images on the stamps mirror the political and social climate of the moment, creating a fascinating narrative.

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There's a great piece in today's New York Times about it, and if you're in the area, check it out between now and June 29 at the White Box gallery.

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