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Portrait of Temika, 2014

Rhinestones, acrylic, oil and enamel on wood panel
60 × 48 in
152.4 × 121.9 cm
Mickalene Thomas
American, b. 1971
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In her texturally rich paintings, Mickalene Thomas examines the popular characterization of black …

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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 …

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Mickalene Thomas
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In her texturally rich paintings, Mickalene Thomas examines the popular characterization of black …

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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 …

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Portrait of Temika, 2014

Rhinestones, acrylic, oil and enamel on wood panel
60 × 48 in
152.4 × 121.9 cm
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