Mickalene Thomas - Editions & Works on Paper New York Tuesday, October 19, 2021 | Phillips

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  • Catalogue Essay

    The edition is based on a collage of the same name that was featured in the artist’s acclaimed exhibition, Muse: Mickalene Thomas Photographs and tête-à-tête, at the Aperture Foundation in New York.

  • 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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Clarivel with Black Blouse with White Ribbon

Archival inkjet print in colors, on wove paper, with full margins.
I. 21 1/2 x 17 1/4 in. (54.6 x 43.8 cm)
S. 26 x 20 3/4 in. (66 x 52.7 cm)

Signed, dated and numbered 'P.P. 3/3' in pencil on the reverse (a printer's proof, the edition was 25), published by Museum of Contemporary African Diasporan Arts, New York, unframed.

$3,000 - 5,000 

Sold for $6,930

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Editions & Works on Paper

New York Auction 19-21 October 2021