The Artists’ Tower of Protest was erected in 1966 on a lot on Sunset and La Cienega Blvds. as a symbol of collective dissent against the Vietnam War. It was conceived by the Los Angeles Artistsâ€™ Protest Committee, designed by sculptor Mark di Suvero, and was surrounded by hundreds of artist-designed panels. The Artists’ Tower of Protest will be re-staged to reflect on this important historical moment in Los Angeles and to open a dialogue about the role of arts activism today. Curated by Cesar Garcia, LA><ART Senior Curator.
Special thanks to Andrew Campbell of the City of West Hollywood.