AIDS Action Committee
The Aids Action Committee hosts Boston's largest contemporary art auction, the proceeds of which benefit their efforts to fund programs and services to fight HIV/AIDS. For their biennial auction in 2013, AAC sought a commission from Mitch Weiss that would be available exclusively at the event. Created in homage to the AIDS struggle, as symbolized by the iconic red ribbon, Tribute presents a visual striking and poetic pairing. The bed of red rose petals upon which the ribbons lie represents the love and support of an inspirational community who have made it their collective mission to care for people and families afflicted by HIV while bringing the disease's lingering effects into the public eye.