West was commissioned in 2017 to create a public art installation for the Slutwalk Festival, an annual festival protesting sexual assault and celebrating women’s right to sexual expression. The installation and the photos within it were featured in numerous publications including, Paper, Huffington Post, Out, Newsweek, Vice and Refinery 29.
The title of the piece, 98, is taken from a Department Of Justice statistic that says ever 98 seconds an American is sexually assaulted. For 98, West photographed forty diverse women nude in various color schemes. These photos were then printed on a transparent film arranged to look like a traditional stained glass ceiling.
The physical structure was constructed out of plexiglass and steel. The installation 98 was 60 feet long, 10 feet high and 5 feet wide. The exhibit was shown in Pershing Square, located at the heart of Downtown Los Angeles.