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Mickalene Thomas, ‘I Have Been Good to Me’, 2015, Phillips
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I Have Been Good to Me, 2015

Unique mixed media print including screenprint, monoprint, silica flocking, wood veneer and digital printing in colors, on museum board, with full margins
56 1/2 × 45 in
143.5 × 114.3 cm
Edition 14/20
This is part of a limited edition set.
Bidding closed
About the work
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Phillips

Image: 51 1/2 x 40 1/4 in. (130.8 x 102.2 cm)
Sheet: 56 1/2 x 45 in. (143.5 x 114.3 cm)
Unframed

Image: 51 1/2 x 40 1/4 in. (130.8 x 102.2 cm)
Sheet: 56 1/2 x 45 in. (143.5 x 114.3 cm)
Unframed

Medium
Print
Signature
Signed, dated and numbered 14/20 in pencil
Publisher
Benefit Print Project, New York
Mickalene Thomas
American, b. 1971
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In her texturally rich paintings, Mickalene Thomas examines the popular characterization of black female identity, celebrity, and sexuality. Crafted with acrylic, rhinestones, and enamel, the vibrant interwoven patterns adorning Thomas’ work are inspired by her childhood in the 1970s. Thomas chooses to depict powerful women such as her mother, celebrities, and iconic art-historical figures. In a 2010 photograph entitled Le déjeuner sur l’herbe: Le Trois Femme Noires (2010), Thomas re-stages Édouard Manet’s famous image, substituting his painted figures for provocatively dressed black women. Such works demonstrate Thomas’s sustained interest in visualizing the black woman’s relationship both to art history and to contemporary culture at large.

Mickalene Thomas, ‘I Have Been Good to Me’, 2015, Phillips
Mickalene Thomas, ‘I Have Been Good to Me’, 2015, Phillips
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About the work
P
Phillips

Image: 51 1/2 x 40 1/4 in. (130.8 x 102.2 cm)
Sheet: 56 1/2 x 45 in. (143.5 x 114.3 cm)
Unframed

Image: 51 1/2 x 40 1/4 in. (130.8 x 102.2 cm)
Sheet: 56 1/2 x 45 in. (143.5 x 114.3 cm)
Unframed

Medium
Print
Signature
Signed, dated and numbered 14/20 in pencil
Publisher
Benefit Print Project, New York
Mickalene Thomas
American, b. 1971
Follow

In her texturally rich paintings, Mickalene Thomas examines the popular characterization of black female identity, celebrity, and sexuality. Crafted with acrylic, rhinestones, and enamel, the vibrant interwoven patterns adorning Thomas’ work are inspired by her childhood in the 1970s. Thomas chooses to depict powerful women such as her mother, celebrities, and iconic art-historical figures. In a 2010 photograph entitled Le déjeuner sur l’herbe: Le Trois Femme Noires (2010), Thomas re-stages Édouard Manet’s famous image, substituting his painted figures for provocatively dressed black women. Such works demonstrate Thomas’s sustained interest in visualizing the black woman’s relationship both to art history and to contemporary culture at large.

I Have Been Good to Me, 2015

Unique mixed media print including screenprint, monoprint, silica flocking, wood veneer and digital printing in colors, on museum board, with full margins
56 1/2 × 45 in
143.5 × 114.3 cm
Edition 14/20
This is part of a limited edition set.
Bidding closed
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