Chicago, IL
Belmont Harbor Jardin du Sida de Chicago depuis 20 Décembre 2019
AIDS Garden Chicago supporters celebrate Keith Haring sculpture installation
AIDS Garden Chicago supporters gathered Dec. 20 at the 2.5 acre lakefront garden site south of Belmont Harbor near the location of the now-defunct Belmont Rocks to celebrate the installation of the 30 foot Keith Haring sculpture "Self Portrait."
The sculpture is a unique larger version of a smaller piece that the late iconic artist and AIDS activist Haring created in 1989 with the same name and will serve as AIDS Garden Chicago's anchor point. The garden is Chicago's first public monument to memorialize and educate people about the city's continuing HIV/AIDS epidemic and is set to be completed sometime in 2020.
This sculpture installation is the culmination of almost two years of work by Alderman Tom Tunney (44th Ward) who enlisted the Chicago Parks Foundation to be the garden's fiscal partner and facilitator in securing the gift from the Keith Haring Foundation. [excerpt]
Photo © Carrie Maxwell Windy City Times

20 Décembre 2019
Carrie Maxwell, Chicago, IL