Mickalene Thomas - New Now New York Tuesday, September 19, 2017 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    The Artist and Rhona Hoffman Gallery, Chicago
    Children's Cancer and Blood Foundation Silent Auction, artnet Auctions, September 16, 2008, lot 3392
    Acquired at the above sale by the present owner

  • Literature

    Muse: Mickalene Thomas Photographs, exh. cat., Aperture Gallery, New York, 2015, p. 47 (illustrated)
    Allyssia Alleyne, "What makes a muse? Mickalene Thomas on the power of the model", CNN, May 31, 2016, online (illustrated)

  • 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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Din avec la main dans le miroir

mixed media collage
8 1/2 x 6 1/2 in. (21.6 x 16.5 cm.)
Executed in 2008.

$3,000 - 5,000 

Sold for $13,750

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New Now

New York Auction 19 September 2017