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  • Provenance

    Courtesy of the artist and Lehmann Maupin Gallery, 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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SOLD TO BENEFIT BAM (BROOKLYN ACADEMY OF MUSIC) ON THE OCCASION OF ITS 150TH ANNIVERSARY

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High Priestess in Black Dress

2011
color photographs, vintage wallpaper, drawings, and paper collage on archival board
11 x 8 1/2 in. (27.9 x 21.6 cm)

Estimate
$6,000 - 8,000 

Sold for $10,625

Contemporary Art Day Sale

Contemporary Art Day
11 May 2012
New York