Mickalene Thomas - Evening & Day Editions New York Wednesday, October 26, 2016 | Phillips
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    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, on Chine-collé to wove paper, with full margins.
I. 20 3/4 x 16 3/4 in. (52.7 x 42.5 cm)
S. 27 x 22 1/2 in. (68.6 x 57.2 cm)

Signed, dated and numbered 'RP 3/4' in pencil (the edition was 20), published by Momenta Art, NYC, in consortium with Benefit Print Project, unframed.

$2,500 - 3,500 

Sold for $4,000

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New York Auction 26 October 2016