Whatcha Lookin At

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  • Provenance

    Incognito Art Exhibition and Sale, Santa Monica Museum of Art, April 30, 2011, lot 627
    Acquired at the above sale by the present owner

  • Artist Bio

    Mickalene Thomas

    American • 1971

    Glamour and feminism need not be foes, as evinced by the wonderful work of Mickalene Thomas. The artist examines these qualities through the lens of the African-American female experience. Whether with her rhinestone-inflected, '70s-glam-inspired portraits of black beauty and power or her photographic installations of her mother's living room, Thomas personalizes while aestheticizing a visual conversation about race. By tackling classical art historical themes, she writes African-American aesthetics into traditional conventions.

    Blockbuster retrospectives at the Brooklyn Museum and ICA Boston thrust Thomas into contemporary art's mainstage. Her platform extends her creative pursuits into fashion, interiors and DJ'ing. Thomas' market has also grown at a steady pace with auction prices increasing each year.

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Whatcha Lookin At

signed, titled and dated "M. Thomas, 2011 "whatcha lookin at"" on the reverse
mixed media on card
8 x 10 in. (20.3 x 25.4 cm.)
Executed in 2011.

Estimate
$4,000 - 6,000 

sold for $9,375

Contact Specialist
Sam Mansour
Associate Specialist, Head of New Now Sale
New York
+1 212 940 1219
smansour@phillips.com

New Now

New York Auction 28 February 2018