Brawlin’ Spitfire Wrestlers, 2007, Resin, paint, Swarovski crystals 10 x 14 x 9 3/4 inches

Brawlin’ Spitfire Wrestlers,

2007, Resin, paint, Swarovski crystals

10 x 14 x 9 3/4 inches

Mickalene Thomas

Born in Camden, New Jersey, 1971
Lives and works in Brooklyn, New York

Mickalene Thomas celebrates seriously powerful and sensual women by both drawing on the art history of portraiture and redefining the ways to express beauty. Taking command of constructing identity, Thomas’ work combines a 1970’s groovy aesthetic with a controlling artistic voice that both appeases and challenges viewers to think about definitions of female beauty and lesbian identity.