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Artists selected
to create Harvey Milk commemorative sculpture

Artists selected
to create Harvey Milk commemorative sculpture

The Daub Firmin Hendrickson Sculpture Group won a national competition to create a commemorative sculpture of the late Harvey Milk for permanent exhibition in San Francisco City Hall.

Milk was one of the first openly gay elected officials in the world and was a pioneer for the LGBT civil rights movement as a city supervisor in San Francisco. Milk and San Francisco mayor George Moscone were assassinated on November 27, 1978, at City Hall.

The winning artists were selected from among 40 entries in a national competition by a panel comprising community representatives and arts professionals. The team of artists will have a year to complete the sculpture, which will be 75 inches in height. The sculpture will most likely be displayed in the Ceremonial Rotunda adjacent to the Board of Supervisors' Chamber and will be unveiled on Milk's birthday--May 22--next year. (The Advocate)

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