Mickalene Thomas - Contemporary Art Day Sale New York Monday, November 11, 2013 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Luggage Store, San Francisco
    Hobbs Gallery, Boston

  • 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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SIX FOOTA (portrait series)

2007
rhinestones, acrylic, enamel on wood
24 x 20 in. (61 x 50.8 cm.)
Signed, titled and dated "SIX FOOTA (PORTRAIT SERIES), 2007 M. Thomas" on the reverse.

Estimate
$25,000 - 35,000 

Sold for $52,500

Contact Specialist
Amanda Stoffel
Head of Day Sale
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+1 212 940 1261

Contemporary Art Day Sale

New York 12 November 2013 11AM