Heroes: A Tribute featured in POZ Summer Reads

Three years ago, for a DIFFA: Design Industries Foundation Fighting AIDS fundraiser, artist and designer Doug Meyer created 19 sculptures representing creative icons lost to AIDS. He then expanded it to a series of 50 three-dimensional portraits—composed of plastic, paint, terra-cotta, papier-mâché and other materials and accompanied by text about each person’s life and legacy—that toured the country. Now comes a fabulous coffee-table book that pays homage to these amazing heroes, including Leigh Bowery (on the cover), Freddie Mercury, Tina Chow, Keith Haring, Halston, Klaus Nomi and Derek Jarman (pictured in the featured image above).

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