Compton's Cafeteria Riot
Compton's Cafeteria Riot, 2020
Spray Paint on Wood Panel
17.5 x 15 x .5 in
Signed on Lower Right
The Compton's Cafeteria Riot (1966) was one of the first LGBTQ-related riots in US history that marked the beginning of transgender activism in San Francisco. The incident began when a transgender woman resisted arrest by throwing coffee at a police officer. Learn more about the uprising.
This work was included in Jeremy Novy's "The First Pride was a Riot" pop-up exhibition at Voss Gallery (June 23 - July 4, 2020). SF Weekly reviewed the show—read the article and view install images of the exhibition!
ABOUT THE ARTIST
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HANGING & CARE
Artwork is ready to hang on the wall; a sawtooth hanger is on the back (small nail needed). Dust with a microfiber cloth to clean.
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