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  • Provenance

    Lehmann Maupin, New York, NY

  • Exhibited

    New York, Lehmann Maupin, She's Come UnDone!, March 26 - May 2, 2009

  • 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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A-E-I-O-U and Sometimes Y

2009
rhinestones, acrylic, enamel on panel, in 4 parts
24 x 20 in. (61 x 50.8 cm)
Signed, titled and dated "A E I O U (and Sometimes) Y, 2009 M. Thomas" on the reverse.

Estimate
$60,000 - 80,000 

Sold for $75,000

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