Mickalene Thomas, ‘Lena Blanket’, 2013, MOCA
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Mickalene Thomas

Lena Blanket, 2013

82% wool / 18% cotton with white serging
80 × 60 in
203.2 × 152.4 cm
.
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Location
Los Angeles
About the work
MOCA
Los Angeles

Produced in collaboration with Artware Editions and Pendleton Mills, the female model with …

Medium
Condition
New. Packaging has minor wear. Edition 19/125
Signature
Not signed
Frame
Not included
Manufacturer
Artware Editions
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, ‘Lena Blanket’, 2013, MOCA
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About the work
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Produced in collaboration with Artware Editions and Pendleton Mills, the female model with intricate braiding and other bold details present a strong, graphic image. The reverse side of the blanket shows the same design in negative giving the blanket two distinct looks.

Medium
Condition
New. Packaging has minor wear. Edition 19/125
Signature
Not signed
Frame
Not included
Manufacturer
Artware Editions
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.

Mickalene Thomas

Lena Blanket, 2013

82% wool / 18% cotton with white serging
80 × 60 in
203.2 × 152.4 cm
.
Sold
Location
Los Angeles
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