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MICKALENE THOMAS (B. 1971)
MICKALENE THOMAS (B. 1971)
MICKALENE THOMAS (B. 1971)
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MICKALENE THOMAS (B. 1971)

Portrait of Aaliyah

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MICKALENE THOMAS (B. 1971)
Portrait of Aaliyah
signed, titled and dated 'Portrait of Aaliyah, 2018 M. Thomas' (on the reverse)
rhinestones, oil stick, acrylic, and oil paint on wood panel
48 1/8 x 60 x 2 in. (122.2 x 152.4 x 5.1 cm.)
Executed in 2018.
Provenance
Galerie Nathalie Obadia, Paris
Acquired from the above by the present owner, 2018
Exhibited
Art Gallery of Ontario and Contemporary Arts Center, New Orleans, Mickalene Thomas: Femmes Noires, November 2018-March 2020, pp. 107 and 117 (illustrated).

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Lot Essay

Everyone had wood paneling in their house, regardless of race, and everyone loves rhinestones. ...These elements are not necessarily about the black experience; it’s about the idea of covering up, of dress up and make up—of amplifying how we see ourselves. It’s beyond a black esthetic.
—Mickalene Thomas

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