The Incredible Mickalene Thomas

Lori Zimmer
Nov 27, 2012 9:12PM

I was lucky enough to interview one of my favorite living artists, Mickalene Thomas, earlier this year for Patrick McMullan Magazine. Mickalene is one of those artists that is as eloquent with her words as she is with her art. I’ve been to many an artist talk, where you wish the curator would just let the poor artist go home and take center stage. But over the course of several cups of coffee, and definitely way more work time than I thought I’d miss, Mickalene spoke candidly about being a female black artist, her experience with MoMA, and her magical residence in Monet’s garden. Both the crowd and the art nerd in me fell in love.

I miss her piece  “Le Dejeuner sur l’herbe: Les Trois Femmes Noires” that was in the window of The Modern daily.

Lori Zimmer