Is This the First AIDS Artwork?

Catherine Opie, Ron Athey/The Sick Man (from Deliverance), 2000, Polaroid. COURTESY THE ARTIST AND REGEN PROJECTS, LOS ANGELES/PRIVATE COLLECTION

Catherine Opie, Ron Athey/The Sick Man (from Deliverance), 2000, Polaroid.

COURTESY THE ARTIST AND REGEN PROJECTS, LOS ANGELES/PRIVATE COLLECTION