Mickalene Thomas, ‘July 1977’, 2019, Print, Relief, screen print, intaglio, surface roll, archival inkjet, wood veneer, copper and gold foil stamping, chine collé, collage, Galerie Maximillian
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Mickalene Thomas

July 1977, 2019

Relief, screen print, intaglio, surface roll, archival inkjet, wood veneer, copper and gold foil stamping, chine collé, collage
41 × 34 in
104.1 × 86.4 cm
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Aspen
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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, ‘July 1977’, 2019, Print, Relief, screen print, intaglio, surface roll, archival inkjet, wood veneer, copper and gold foil stamping, chine collé, collage, Galerie Maximillian
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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

July 1977, 2019

Relief, screen print, intaglio, surface roll, archival inkjet, wood veneer, copper and gold foil stamping, chine collé, collage
41 × 34 in
104.1 × 86.4 cm
Contact For Price
Location
Aspen
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