Restore and preserve Paul Conrad's public landmark "Chain Reaction"
  • Petitioned THE SANTA MONICA CITY COUNCIL AND ARTS COMMISSION

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THE SANTA MONICA CITY COUNCIL AND ARTS COMMISSION
Santa Monica City Council
Kevin McKeown
Santa Monica City Council
Ted Winterer
Santa Monica City Council
Gleam Davis
Santa Monica City Council
Robert Holbrook
Santa Monica City Council
Tony Vazquez
Mayor / Santa Monica City Council
Pam O'Connor
Mayor Pro Tempore / Santa Monica City Council
Terry O'Day

Restore and preserve Paul Conrad's public landmark "Chain Reaction"

    1. Petition by

      THE COMMITTEE TO SAVE CHAIN REACTION

Chain Reaction is a 26 foot high sculpture in the shape of an atomic mushroom cloud located in the city it iof Santa Monica. It was designed and built by the late, three-time Pulitzer Prize-winning political cartoonist Pauld Conrad and gifted to the City in 1991. The City of Santa Monica is prepared to remove this historic landmark unless $400,000. for restoration and upkeep are raised by the residents of Santa Monica by February 1st, 2014.

We (The Committee to Save Chain Reaction) believe it would be a travesty to remove this sculpture from its prominent location, directly across from the Rand Corporation, near Main Street in Santa Monica simply because the City of Santa Monica cannot afford its upkeep. Not only is it a critical part of Paul Conrad's legacy, it is the only monument to and reminder of the devastation caused by atomic bombs that we know of in West Los Angeles. At the base of the sculpture is a plaque designed by Paul Conrad which reads "This is a statement of peace, may it never become an epitaph." We strongly believe in Conrad's statement and do not want his vision of peace to be removed and forgotten.

A community of artists, business owners, Santa Monica residents and peace activists worldwide are working to preserve Paul Conrad's Chain Reaction. Please be a part of our commitment to educate future generations about the dangers of nuclear war, spread a message of peace and preserve an historical landmark and valued piece of art in our community. Sign our petition and let the City of Santa Monica know that whether or not their impossible figure of $400,000. is raised, we need to keep Paul Conrad's vision of peace alive and standing.

 

FOR MORE INFORMATION PLEASE VISIT www.conradprojects.com

 

THANK YOU!

To:
THE SANTA MONICA CITY COUNCIL AND ARTS COMMISSION
Kevin McKeown, Santa Monica City Council
Ted Winterer, Santa Monica City Council
Gleam Davis, Santa Monica City Council
Robert Holbrook, Santa Monica City Council
Tony Vazquez, Santa Monica City Council
Pam O'Connor, Mayor / Santa Monica City Council
Terry O'Day, Mayor Pro Tempore / Santa Monica City Council
The residents of the City of Santa Monica and friends worldwide want you to know that we support the restoration and preservation of Paul Conrad's public landmark "Chain Reaction". We will not stand blindly by while this monument to peace is removed.

Sincerely,
[Your name]

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    • Anita Kanitz STUTTGART, GERMANY
      • 4 months ago

      “If we don't end war, war will end us.”

      by H. G. Wells

      You can't say civilization don't advance... in every war they kill you in a new way.

      Will Rogers

      “I know not with what weapons World War III will be fought, but World War IV will be fought with sticks and stones.”

      ― Albert Einstein

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    • Paul Mono MARINA DEL REY, CA
      • 5 months ago

      Typical Soviet Republic of Santa Monica move by removing landmarks. I was a cartoonist/illustrator at the Santa Monica Evening Outlook because of Mr Conrad: www.pdlankovsky.com. Thanks Paul, for my career...

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    • Farideh Kioumehr LOS ANGELS, CA
      • 5 months ago

      Art for Peace! what a combination. Such a beautiful art that strongly visible, loud & clearly reminds us of that humanity need not be destroyed. Reminds us constantly, the devastation of war and use of Nuclear Weapons on humankind. We need to restore and preserve this status to spread msg of peace to generations to come.

      Dr. Farideh Kioumehr

      Founder IHERC, and Anti-Violence Campaign for Peace

      "I have a dream that one day we all live in a peaceful world" FKD

      iherc.org

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    • Tim Tunks SANTA MONICA, CA
      • 5 months ago

      It is an iconic part of Santa Monica and represents the political spirit of a majority of Santa Monica residents.

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    • Brian Litwak TUCSON, AZ
      • 5 months ago

      i lived in L,A. from 1940 until 2003, and some of my good friends still live in SM, Venice sections of the city. They need to have a say in how the city & their neighborhoods are kept "people Friendly!"

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