Multimedia artist Carl Hopgood wants to memorialize WeHo’s gay hotspots of yore that were casualties of the coronavirus pandemic — The Standard Hotel, Gold Coast, etc. — and he wants you to help pay for it.
What does he have in mind?
A “multimedia public art sculpture combining sound and neon” affixed to the facade of the former Circus of Books (now Chi Chi LaRue’s) on Santa Monica Blvd.
“The names of the iconic gay places we lost will be created in glowing neon lights seemingly falling from the sky from white neon clouds,” Hopgood says.
And what’s the price tag? $100,000.
Hopgood is currently soliciting donations on a Kickstarter page. He has received nearly $3,000 toward his goal with six days left in the fundraiser.
Those wishing to donate can do so here.