MICKALENE THOMAS is a distinguished visual artist and filmmaker who has exhibited extensively both nationally and internationally. She is best known for combining art-historical, political, and popcultural references to create striking figurative and non-figurative paintings. Her work stems from a long study of art history and classical genres of portraiture, introducing complex notions of femininity and challenging common definitions of beauty and aesthetic representation.
Thomas’s work is in the permanent collections of New York’s Museum of Modern Art, Brooklyn Museum, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, and Whitney Museum of American Art, as well as the Detroit Institute of Arts; Hammer Museum, Los Angeles; Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art, Kansas; Saint Louis Art Museum; Seattle Art Museum; and The Smithsonian American Art Museum.
Mickalene Thomas is represented by Lehmann Maupin, New York and Hong Kong; Kavi Gupta Gallery, Chicago; Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects; and Galerie Nathalie Obadia, Paris and Brussels. She was born in 1971 in New Jersey and lives and works in Brooklyn, New York.
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Height: 10 in.
Length: 16 in.
Depth: 6 in.
Handle drop: 9.5 in.
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