Best known for her paintings made of rhinestones, acrylic and enamel, Mickalene Thomas draws on her in-depth study of art history and her fascination with popular culture to create a contemporary vision of female sexuality, beauty and Black Power. Constructing complex portraits, landscapes and interiors, the African-American artist aims is to subtly confront our ideas about what is feminine and what defines women.
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About the artwork
African-American artist Mickalene Thomas is known for her textually rich works that explore black feminine identity and sexuality. In this bright and visually opulent collage, we are transported to a 70s style living room and given a glimpse into the artist’s extravagent and creative, yet unstable childhood.