The first comprehensive monograph on Mickalene Thomas (born 1971, Camden, New Jersey).
Over the past two decades, Mickalene Thomas’s critically acclaimed and extensive body of work has spanned painting, collage, photography, video, and the immersive installations that have become her signature. With influences ranging from nineteenth-century painting to popular culture, Thomas’s art articulates a complex and empowering vision of aspiration and self-image through gender and race while expanding on and subverting common definitions of beauty, sexuality, and celebrity. This book, made in close collaboration with Thomas, is the first to survey the breadth of her extraordinary career.
- Authors: Roxanne Gay, Kellie Jones
- 288 pages, 255 illustrations
- 12" x 9.38"