West Hollywood, CA
United States
West Hollywood Park Santa Monica Blvd & San Vincente Blvd Stories The AIDS Monument since 1 December 2018
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Check Out West Hollywood's Forthcoming AIDS Monument
Artist Daniel Tobin's design will be built inside the newly-renovated West Hollywood Park.
West Hollywood, which officially became a city during the onset of the AIDS epidemic, is memorializing those lost to AIDS with a prominent new monument.
The design of Daniel Tobin — the Australian founder and principal of design firm Urban Art Projects — was chosen for the memorial by city officials and The Foundation for a National AIDS Monument. Tobin's design will take up a visible section of West Hollywood Park, which is in the midst of an $86 million renovation.
“In many ways the story of AIDS and the story of West Hollywood are intertwined,” West Hollywood Mayor John D'Amico said in a statement. “Right from the beginning, the people of West Hollywood wept for the dying, cared for the sick, and protested for more action. Our ongoing commitment to caring and optimism is coupled with our strength as we continue to act. Today, with this monument, and all that we have become, we mark our history while we prepare for new challenges, new protests and new celebrations.”
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