SF’s AIDS Mural in Castro Defaced. Will Cost $50k to Fix
Thanks to KTVU for sharing the news that sadly, Castro’s beloved large-scale mural at the corner of Market and 16th Street has been defaced by large black graffiti.
The 23-year old mural, entitled Hope for the World Cure, honors those lost to the AIDS crisis. The beloved artwork created in 1998 is considered gay folk art to many. Although it’s been vandalized before, never has the damage been so severe. It’s expected to cost $50,000 to repair and restore the mural.