Mickalene Thomas, ‘THE HIGH PRIESTESS, From the series "Contemporary Magic: A Tarot Deck Art Project" Limited Edition 5th Anniversary Print Collection’, 2015, Print, Museum Edition 2015, Museum archival digital print embossed with high gloss spot lacquer finish / framed 20 × 16 in 50.8 × 40.6 cm Edition 2/7 + 3AP, ART CAPSUL
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Mickalene Thomas

THE HIGH PRIESTESS, From the series "Contemporary Magic: A Tarot Deck Art Project" Limited Edition 5th Anniversary Print Collection, 2015

Museum Edition 2015, Museum archival digital print embossed with high gloss spot lacquer finish / framed 20 × 16 in 50.8 × 40.6 cm Edition 2/7 + 3AP
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$3,500
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The High Priestess represents divined insights, aware- ness, and the all-knowing. Thomas’ …

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Mickalene Thomas
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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, ‘THE HIGH PRIESTESS, From the series "Contemporary Magic: A Tarot Deck Art Project" Limited Edition 5th Anniversary Print Collection’, 2015, Print, Museum Edition 2015, Museum archival digital print embossed with high gloss spot lacquer finish / framed 20 × 16 in 50.8 × 40.6 cm Edition 2/7 + 3AP, ART CAPSUL
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The High Priestess represents divined insights, aware- ness, and the all-knowing. Thomas’ elaborately patterned textiles and rhinestone-encrusted surfaces evoke altar-like imagery, while the aura of self-possession radiating from the sitters in her portraiture synthesize the interior voice with what is presented as …

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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

THE HIGH PRIESTESS, From the series "Contemporary Magic: A Tarot Deck Art Project" Limited Edition 5th Anniversary Print Collection, 2015

Museum Edition 2015, Museum archival digital print embossed with high gloss spot lacquer finish / framed 20 × 16 in 50.8 × 40.6 cm Edition 2/7 + 3AP
20 × 16 in
50.8 × 40.6 cm
.
$3,500
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