Use No Hooks
“Use No Hooks” was an imperative printed on a reinforced plastic bag used to transport asbestos. The discarded and crumpled bag was found under a flowering bush near a St. Louis landfill in 1978, and photographed on site. The photo was taken about the time asbestos was officially declared a carcinogen. The print was later shown in the Armand Hammer Health Science Library show at Columbia University, and was purchased by a friend of the artist, who was working as a paralegal for a law firm defending the Johns Mansfield Corp. against an asbestosis class action law suit. He hung it in his office.
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