The Artist Painting Intimate Portraits of Interracial Love
The Artist Painting Intimate Portraits of Interracial Love - VICE
With his paintbrush, Marshall sought to normalize the banal elements of black life that are nearly always overlooked by art, film, and cultural representation. The basic gesture of depicting black couples hanging out was something revolutionary. The mixed media paintings depict interracial couples based around the Minnesota area, where Barlow lives and works. The series takes its name from the landmark Supreme Court case Loving v. Virginia, which celebrated its 50th anniversary this year.
Artist Paints Interracial Couples Just Being, Together
Images courtesy of the artist. You'd think that 50 years after the landmark Supreme Court case Loving v. Virginia , which determined that anti-miscegenation laws were unconstitutional in the United States, people would be free to love whomever they want. Tell that to Alissa Paris, who was harassed and called a racial slur while walking in downtown Minneapolis with her then-boyfriend a few years ago.