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An online “museum” for artists lost to AIDS

December 03, 2015

Fashion designer Patrick Kelly, artist Martin Wong, and disco legend Sylvester are among the inaugural artists – both famous and unknown – exhibited in a new online gallery dedicated to preserving the creative legacies of artists lost to AIDS. The initiative was launched by POBA today to coincide with World AIDS Day 2015. Recognizing that the works of many artists who died in the early years of the crisis in the 1980s and 1990s were created before digital preservation was possible, the initiative, Art Lives, also enables families and friends to digitally preserve and share the artworks of their loved ones in a permanent gallery.

PKPR secured extensive launch day coverage in a wide range of major outlets including Slate (”The Work of Artists Lost AIDS Lives On”), Vice’s The Creators Project, Quartz, Huffington Post, HyperAllergic, OUT, WWD, The Daily Dot, MR Magazine, DuJour, and Untapped Cities.