Mickalene Thomas - New Now New York Wednesday, March 3, 2021 | Phillips
  • Provenance

    Lehmann Maupin, New York
    Private Collection (acquired from the above)
    Phillips, New York, November 13, 2019, lot 314
    Acquired at the above sale by the present owner

  • Exhibited

    New York, Lehmann Maupin, Mickalene Thomas: Tête de Femme, June 26–August 8, 2014

  • 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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Untitled #10

signed, titled and dated "Untitled #10, 2014 M. Thomas" on the reverse
enamel, acrylic, oil, glitter, rhinestones, oil pastel, graphite and silkscreen on panel
96 x 72 in. (243.8 x 182.9 cm)
Executed in 2014.

$70,000 - 90,000 

Sold for $889,100

Contact Specialist

Patrizia Koenig
Associate Specialist, Head of New Now Sale
20th Century & Contemporary Art pkoenig@phillips.com

New Now

New York Auction 3 March 2021