Silky Shoemaker, artist/performer/organizer/gaybigaygay
Fight for the Immortal Soul of Judy Garland (the night of the Stonewall Riots)
oil on cardboard
36" x 36"
Some people have said that Judy's death in June of 1969 was the spark that lit the Stonewall Riots. I think this statement doesn't exactly have to be true to be meaningful. This painting examines the events of those fateful nights that launched a new era in gay liberation.
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