Lehmann Maupin Gallery, New York Acquired from the above by the present owner
New York, Lehmann Maupin Gallery, Mickalene Thomas: She's Come UnDone!, March - May 2009
"The ’70s are a part of my work, not necessarily because of nostalgia but because of a recontextualizing process. I’m reinventing those experiences that I have no memory of. I try to incorporate all these aspects of myself in my work: what I grew up with, what I’m inspired by—textiles, African photography, Yoruban art, Cubism, Matisse. How can I take the ingredients of who I am and put them into a painting? What does that look like? What does that feel like? What’s the residue of that?" Mickalene Thomas
This work is in excellent condition overall. There is light wear along the edges with a few scattered, pinpoint pigment losses. All rhinestones appear to be present and intact. There is evidence of light surface dust accumulation within the recesses of the rhinestone elements. Unframed.
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