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  • Provenance

    Rhona Hoffman Gallery, Chicago

  • 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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Afro Goddess with Hand Between Legs

2006
Chromogenic print.
14 3/8 x 17 7/8 in. (36.5 x 45.4 cm)
Printed title, date and number 4/6 on a gallery label affixed to the reverse of the frame.

Estimate
$4,000 - 6,000 

Sold for $8,750

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Vanessa Hallett
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Innovators of Photography: A Private East Coast Collection

New York Auction 8 October 2015