The rivalry between the political opponents was cemented after Cuomo announced he would bypass the mayor and fund the polarizing Mother Cabrini statue with state money.
The world’s first permanent public artwork dedicated to transgender women will go to these pioneers of the gay liberation movement.
Amanda Williams and Olalekan Jeyifous have won the inaugural She Built NYC commission with their dynamic proposal, “Our Destiny, Our Democracy.”
Finalists for the She Built NYC initiative include Firelei Báez, La Vaughn Belle, Mickalene Thomas, Tanda Francis, and a joint project by Amanda Williams and Olalekan Jeyifous.
The De Blasio administration will build five individual memorials instead of the more ambitious group designs recommended by SheBuiltNYC’s advisory committee to honor women’s collaborative efforts.
The committee originally recommended honoring groups instead of individuals to showcase the collaborative efforts of New York women. The city had another idea.