Thanks for publishing my photo, in 12 Most Eye-Catching Public Works of Art in NYC –

Gay Liberation Monument Christopher Park 19069
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Of the many things New York City has to be proud of, its art collection may be at the top. But, it’s not all inside the Met, MoMA, Guggenheim or Whitney. Many of its best works are out among the public — in parks, street corners, subway stations, plazas and even the water — starting with the 305-foot Statue …

Source: 12 Most Eye-Catching Public Works of Art in NYC – April 15, 2016 –

George Segal: Gay Liberation / West Village
In the early hours of June 28, 1969, police raided the Stonewall Inn in Greenwich Village for serving gay people alcohol and allowing them to dance with one another, both illegal at the time. What the police didn’t expect was that the bar’s patrons, and neighborhood in general, decided to fight back, overturning the police wagon and pelting officers with bottles and bricks. The now-famous “Stonewall riots” continued for days afterward, igniting the gay rights movement. In tribute, artist George Segal cast four bronze figures — two standing males and two seated females — depicting the love shared between them rather than sexuality. Completed in 1980, it took 12 more years to overcome public opposition and be installed in Christopher Park, opposite the Stonewall Inn. Despite repeated vandalism over the years, the couples remain ever tender. 51-53 Christopher St., Stonewall Inn

I wrote about the history behind this photo when it was taken, in 2013:

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Ted Eytan, MD