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The proposed AIDS Monument, as shown in this computer animation, is the brainchild of Daniel Tobin, a co-founder of Urban Art Projects, a Brisbane, Australia, firm that specializes in architect- and artist-designed public works. Conceived as a sculptural installation with integrated technology that allows visitors to upload their own multimedia memorials for lost loved ones, it will also serve as a public resource center providing links to information on HIV/AIDS prevention.
Among the highlights of the auction: A midcentury Ed Ruscha streetscape, a Dennis Hopper self-portrait and an Arthur Elgort photograph of famed fashion model Gia Carangi, who died of AIDS related complications at age 26. The event takes place at Milk Studios on Thursday from 7 to 10 p.m. and online bidding is available on Paddle 8.