Mickalene Thomas - New Now Day Sale New York Sunday, February 28, 2016 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Lehmann Maupin, New York

  • Artist Biography

    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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Just an old-fashioned girl

2009
mounted chromogenic print
30 x 20 in. (76.2 x 50.8 cm)
Signed and dated "M. Thomas 2009" on the reverse.
This work is number 1 from an edition of 5 plus 2 artist's proofs.

Estimate
$4,000 - 6,000 

Sold for $4,000

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Rebekah Bowling
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New York
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New Now Day Sale

New York Auction 29 February 2016 11am