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Thomas, Mickalene 1971-

Overview
Works: 35 works in 54 publications in 3 languages and 1,308 library holdings
Genres: Exhibition catalogs  Interviews  Catalogs  Pictorial works  Portraits  Photobooks  Biography  Documentary films  Nonfiction films 
Roles: Artist, Author, Photographer, Interviewer
Classifications: TR681.W6, 779.2092
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Most widely held works about Mickalene Thomas
 
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Most widely held works by Mickalene Thomas
Beyond Mammy, Jezebel & Sapphire : reclaiming images of Black women : works from the collections of Jordan D. Schnitzer and his family foundation by Jordan Schnitzer Family Foundation( Book )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 131 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Engaging a wide range of experiences and artistic practices, the nine artists featured in this exhibition challenge the controlling images of Black women that continue to pervade our culture and influence perceptions. Their artworks jar loose expectations and replace simplistic narratives with nuanced, sophisticated meditations on contemporary identity. The essays in this publication similarly present a variety of perspectives on the artworks and the ideas they present. Contributions from a diverse group of accomplished scholars, activists, artists, and writers provide multiple viewpoints from which to consider the exhibition and the questions it presents. Together, the artists' works and the author's voices reveal the complexity of identity, the necessity for self-determination, and the power of art to stimulate dialogue." -- Publisher's description
Glyphs : acts of inscription : Pitzer College Art Galleries, Claremont, California, September 19-December 5, 2013( Book )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Judith Bernstein : cabinet of horrors by Judith Bernstein( Book )

2 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Higher" by John Edmonds( Book )

2 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"'Higher' by John Edmonds is a monograph spanning the first decade of his photographic practice"--Publisher description
Surface value( Book )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Exhibition catalog of "Surface Value" held May 6-August 28, 2011 at the Des Moines Art Center. Includes work by James Gobel, Alison Elizabeth Taylor and Mickalene Thomas
Muse : Mickalene Thomas photographs by Mickalene Thomas( Book )

3 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mickalene Thomas, known for her large-scale, multi-textured, and rhinestone-encrusted paintings of domestic interiors and portraits, has also identified the photographic image as a defining touchstone for her practice. Thomas first began to photograph herself and her mother as a student at Yale--a pivotal experience for her as an artist. While working across multiple series, much of her photographic work functions as a personal act of deconstruction and reappropriation--both of images she has created herself and images she has singled out as influence. With each series, she grapples with and asserts new definitions of beauty and inspiration. Thomas's portraits draw equally from 1970s black-is-beautiful images of women such as supermodel Beverly Johnson and actress Vonetta McGee; Édouard Manet's odalisque figures; and the mise-en-scène studio portraiture of James Van Der Zee and Malick Sidibé, to mention a few. Perhaps of greatest importance, however, this collection of portraits and staged scenes reflects a very personal community of inspiration as well--a collection of muses that includes herself, her mother, and her friends and lovers, emphasizing the communal and social aspects of art-making and creativity that pervade her work. This volume is the first to gather together her various approaches to photography, including portraits, collages, Polaroids, and other processes, and will be the foundation for a major traveling exhibition of the work to launch in 2015
Mickalene Thomas : something you can feel by Mickalene Thomas( Book )

2 editions published in 2009 in Spanish and English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jimmie Durham, Helen Marten, Pauline Olowska, Damin Ortega ; insert : Mickalene Thomas( Book )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Happy birthday to a beautiful woman( Visual )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Painter Mickalene Thomas profiles the life of her mother/artistic muse, Sandra Bush. Runway model Sandra Bush dreamed of becoming the first African-American supermodel, only to struggle with addiction and despair. But she later achieved celebrity as Mama Bush, the model for some of the best-known and widely admired paintings by her daughter, acclaimed artist Mickalene Thomas
Sweet Sweetback's baadasssss song by Von Lintel Gallery( Book )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Mickalene Thomas by Sean Landers( )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Exhibition views: installations by Brooklyn Museum( )

1 edition published in 2012 in Undetermined and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Installation views of an exhibition held from 09/28/2012 to 01/20/2013 at the Brooklyn Museum
Mickalene Thomas : origin of the universe by Mickalene Thomas( Book )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Mickalene Thomas (born 1971) has won acclaim for her elaborate, colorful paintings of African-American women, often posed provocatively against rich, 1970s-themed backgrounds adorned with rhinestones, enamel and acrylics. Thomas draws from earlier traditions of portraiture to arrive at her contemporary sensibility. She engages with the tension between a personal investigation of eroticism, black femininity and beauty and a pop-cultural critique of the overt sexual imagery prevalent in the media--from Blaxploitation film heroines like Cleopatra Jones to the construction of middle-class, African-American taste in Ebony magazine. Her portraits of trans-generational female empowerment have been receiving attention far beyond the standard art-world venues and have been reproduced everywhere from The New Yorker to Bomb magazine. Thomas also reenvisions landscapes and interiors through playful and passionate recontextualizations of such artists as Romare Bearden, Édouard Manet, Henri Matisse and Balthus. Mickalene Thomas: The Origin of the Universe is the first monograph on the artist, and accompanies her first solo museum exhibition in the United States at the Santa Monica Museum of Art. It features a wide array of full-color reproductions of her work across media--much of it new and never before published--including photo collages and provocative landscapes, along with an interview with the artist and critical texts that elucidate her paintings' investigations of femininity, sexuality and power, and provide extensive context for her oeuvre as a whole
Figuring history : Robert Colescott, Kerry James Marshall, Mickalene Thomas, Feb 15 - May 13, 2018( Book )

1 edition published in 2018 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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Mickalene Thomas

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Томас, Микалейн

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