Portrait of Marsha, by Julio Panisello
Original oil on 12x16 cotton paper, unframed, 2019
On June 28, 1969, Marsha P. Johnson threw a shot glass at a mirror in the torched Stonewall bar in Greenwich Village and screamed: "I got my civil rights!" It was an iconic moment that defined the beginning of a battle for equality for a then invisible, disregarded, and heavily targeted minority within a minority.
At the closure of a discombobulating 2019 #BlackHistoryMonth marked with disturbing fashion designs and fake police reports, among a string of other baffling pears, we paid homage to this unsung American hero with a portrait painting series inspired by the many iconic, nonconforming images she left behind.
- Dated and signed by the artist.
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