Renoir1968 by Marcia Marcus

...Renoir depicts a young black woman magnificently attired in a two-piece orange pantsuit. The sitter (the catalogue essay notes that she was a friend who sometimes babysat for the Marcus family) is here much more fully modeled, and her bodily presence is reinforced by the image of her reflection in a mirror. Painted in the immediate aftermath of the 1960s civil rights movement, and at a time of continued racial and gender inequality, Renoir is a powerful proclamation of a new era in artistic representation.
[https://hamptonsarthub.com/2017/10/30/reviews-art-review-portraits-by-marcia-marcus-look-deeply-into-identity-at-firestone/]

Marcus also addressed race prominently in her work. She presented ethnic background and skin tone in a nuanced way... a young African-American friend of the family in a patterned midriff top and matching orange pants becomes a statement about the history of heroic portraiture
[https://www.ericfirestonegallery.com/artists/marcia-marcus/role-play-1958-1973]
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