Skip to comments.Group Commissioned To Create Bronze Harvey Milk Sculpture
Posted on 03/09/2007 2:50:09 PM PST by Responsibility2nd
SAN FRANCISCO -- The Mayor of Castro Street, Harvey Milk, will finally have a permanent place at San Francisco's City Hall once a commissioned sculpture of the former supervisor is completed and displayed.
Milk and San Francisco Mayor George Moscone were assassinated in their City Hall offices on Nov. 27, 1978. The killer, Dan White, was only sentenced to seven years in prison, leading to rioting among the city's gay community.
Both Milk and Moscone were leaders in the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transsexual rights movement.
Earlier this week, the San Francisco Art Commission approved a sculpture to be created by the Daub Firmin Hendrickson Sculpture Group. The group was one of three finalists being considered out of a pool of 40 entries.
A panel of community members and art experts judged several drawings and clay models to come up with the winner. The public was also asked to weigh in on the entries and the composites were displayed at City Hall.
The group will receive a $57,500 grant to complete the sculpture and pedestal, expected to be over 6 feet tall and made of bronze.
On the pedestal will be an excerpt from Milk's famous "Hope" speech. It will read, "The only thing they have to look forward to is hope. And you have to give them hope. Hope for a better world, hope for a better tomorrow, hope for a better place to come to if the pressures at home are too great. Hope that all will be right."
The pedestal will also include the date Milk was elected to the Board of Supervisors, Nov. 8, 1977, and his May 22, 1930, birthday and date of death.
"Our goal was to capture Harvey Milk's animated, intelligent and humorous nature in our bust, and elements of his story in bas reliefs on the pedestal," the winning group said in a statement. "We hope that the sculpture, by permanently placing Harvey at the center of San Francisco politics, will enhance the meaning of City Hall and inspire all of us to rediscover Harvey's tireless fight for the fundamental principles of our democracy -- reminding us that we are all responsible for defending the rights of our fellow citizens."
The group has one year to complete the statue. The sculpture is scheduled to be unveiled in 2008 on Milk's birthday.
I felt a Bart Alert in the title would have been redundant.
And this is legit, and not The Onion or Scrappleface?
And yes, it would have been redundant.
Will it be a twinkie?
What's it going to be, on all fours with his butt in the air.?
I'll bet that there are those who will think me insensitive. Go ahead. Think what you will.
A bronze gerbil.
What I think is that if Dan White hadn't got him.
AIDS would have.
famous flaming former faggot finds funding in frisco..
That would work! lol!
That's one Milk moustache I don't want to see!!!
""Our goal was to capture Harvey Milk's ...elements of his story in bas reliefs..."
Then he will have to be smokin' the pole to get get the correct picture.
I suppose they will be using the injection mold process.
Darn. No twinkie then?
No, please not that in my mind. Yikes.
So he's gonna be a perpetual 'sandwich'??????
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