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‘King Chad’ Artwork Finds Permanent Home at Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles

Sweet news coming out of Disney today. We’ve learned that “King Chad,” the stunning piece of art that was previously displayed in Downtown Disney District at the Disneyland Resort, found its permanent home at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles. The concept artist and former Disney Imagineer, Nikkolas Smith, donated it to the hospital to honor the life and legacy of Black Panther hero, Chadwick Boseman.

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Nikkolas Smith told Disney: “It’s just a huge honor for me personally to be able to donate this piece of art to Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, where I know it will inspire patients going through treatments and serve as a reminder of not only Chadwick’s heart, but also his relatable struggle with cancer,” said Smith. “To see my art getting to live on at such a special place where it can bring hope to others – it is truly one of the greatest gifts I could receive.” “One of the very first things I did when I joined Disney was taking a tour of Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, which was incredibly moving for me, especially now as a father,” said Smith. “I was also humbled to visit the set of Black Panther, where I met Chadwick in-person and witnessed his kindness firsthand. Looking at this artwork now, it really married together so many meaningful moments during my time at Disney.”

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This is such a perfect idea! Way to go Smith! Thank you for the inspiration and sharing your beautiful art with the children’s hospital.

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