Katherine Castillo


23-Year-Old AIDS Mural in the Castro District Defaced with Graffiti

Painted in 1998, the mural Hope for the World Cure, at Market and 15th Street in the Castro district, is one of the most powerful public artworks about the chaos and solidarity of the AIDS crisis in San Francisco and worldwide. In late December 2021, approximately one-third of the two-story mural was defaced with graffiti. Restoration will cost an estimated $50,000, according to public relations.

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