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Christopher Square Park – Gay Liberation Monument - West Village - NYC - In 1979, Peter Putnam (1927–1987) a wealthy arts patron from Louisiana and trustee of the Mildred Andrews Fund, commissioned the Gay Liberation monument. The Mildred Andrews Fund had commissioned other contemporary sculptures: George Segal's Kent State Memorial and Richard Hunt's Harlem Hybrid. Segal, though not the first choice, accepted the commission, which stipulated only that the work 'had to be loving and caring, ...