Mickalene Thomas - Evening & Day Editions New York Monday, April 29, 2013 | Phillips

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  • 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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Portrait of Marie Sitting in Black and White

Photogravure with Chine collé, on wove paper, with full margins,
I. 21 x 17 in (53.3 x 43.2 cm)
S. 27 x 22 1/2 in (68.6 x 57.2 cm)

signed, dated 2012 and numbered 12/20 (there were also 8 artist's proofs)in pencil, published by Momenta Art in consortium with Benefit Print Project, New York, in excellent condition, unframed.

$4,000 - 6,000 

Sold for $5,000

Contact Specialist
Kelly Troester
Modern Editions
+ 1 212 940 1221

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Contemporary Editions
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Evening & Day Editions

New York 29 April 2013 10am & 6pm