Mickalene Thomas - New Now London Tuesday, April 10, 2018 | Phillips
  • Provenance

    Galerie Nathalie Obadia, Paris
    Acquired from the above by the present owner in 2014

  • Exhibited

    New York, Brooklyn Museum, Mickalene Thomas: Origin of the Universe, 28 September 2012 - 20 January 2013 (another example exhibited)

  • 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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Qusuquzah Standing Sideways

signed, titled, numbered and dated '"Qusuquzah Standing Sideways" 2012 2/3 M. Thomas' on the reverse
chromogenic print
152.5 x 127 cm (60 x 50 in.)
Executed in 2012, this work is number 2 from an edition of 3.

£5,000 - 7,000 

Sold for £8,125

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New Now

London Auction 11 April 2018