Mickalene Thomas - Editions & Works on Paper New York Tuesday, April 20, 2021 | 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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Condoleezza Rice, from When Ends Meet

Screenprint in colors with hand-applied rhinestones, on 4-ply museum board, with full margins.
I. 23 3/4 x 19 7/8 in. (60.3 x 50.5 cm)
S. 31 7/8 x 27 7/8 in. (81 x 70.8 cm)

Signed, dated and numbered 7/20 in pencil (there were also 3 project proofs), published by Brand X Projects, New York (with their stamps), framed.

$8,000 - 12,000 

Sold for $12,600

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Editions & Works on Paper

New York Auction 20 - 22 April 2021