Marjorie Strider was one of the few female pop artists to gain prominence in 1960s New York—an otherwise male-dominated arena. Her brightly painted works featured sensuous portrayals of women—often clad in swimsuits on the beach—and were a takeoff from images seen in popular men’s magazines of the time. Many of these seemingly jovial paintings incorporated sculptural elements, which created a clever juxtaposition with the flat application of color and form. For example, her 1963 “Girl with Radish” subject has a three-dimensional radish in her mouth. In 1964, Strider participated in the famous exhibition “First International Girlie Show”at Pace Gallery, a show that included Roy Lichtenstein, Tom Wesselmann, Andy Warhol, and Rosalyn Drexler. These artists would eventually become among the most iconic names of the Pop Art pantheon.
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Photo by Fred McDarrah