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Muse: Mickalene Thomas

DATE 2/18/2016

Muse: Mickalene Thomas

"Le Déjeuner sur l'herbe: Les trois femmes noires" (2010) is reproduced from Muse: Mickalene Thomas Photographs. "Could a man have made these images? No, not my images. Men make many images of women that seem distant and detached. I like to think that my love of and attraction to women is represented in my photographs and paintings. I believe that there's a different gaze of woman-on-woman love that is well beyond the notion of exploitation. There is sexuality and all those beautiful things about a woman that turn me on. I have a deep desire and sensuality for women that's inescapable. So perhaps I'm just as guilty as a man for my reasons for wanting to look at, photograph, and paint women. But most of the women that I'm working with are very comfortable with what they're doing, how they want to express themselves. I look at it as a collaboration. I want them to be themselves."

Muse: Mickalene Thomas Photographs

DATE 2/17/2016

Muse: Mickalene Thomas Photographs

"The amazing thing that you've done, and I mean this from the bottom of my heart, is that you've stepped out and reclaimed an extraordinary space for black women to live in," Carrie Mae Weems says to Mickalene Thomas in an interview published in Aperture's new monograph. "You work with historical references, whether we're talking about art-historical references or Jet magazine and centerfolds, or pinups, or the sublime nude. All of those things that come up when we decide we're going to look at the body as opposed to thinking about the pathology of the body, which is how blackness has been considered for the most part. Blackness, homosexuality, and otherness—they've been considered as a kind of illness. The thing that the work does so brilliantly, beautifully and importantly is that it usurps the power of all of those strategies that have heretofore hindered us, and gives us a sort of strength and a power to move forward under our own conditions. You've used all of what you know and all of art history to turn art history upon its head, as opposed to reinserting the black body into art history." Featured image is "Don't Forget About Me (Keri)" (2009).

Muse: Mickalene Thomas

DATE 2/16/2016

Muse: Mickalene Thomas

"The moment I started photographing my mother was the moment my work completely changed," Mickalene Thomas is quoted in Aperture's stellar new release collecting the artist's photographic portraits, self-portraits and collage works. Vivid, sensual and direct, this long-awaited monograph/artist's book features die-cut pages designed to highlight certain details of the artworks on either side and a zine-like newsprint insert with works by artists who have inspired Thomas' practice—from Latoya Ruby Frazier to Malick Sidibé to Carrie Mae Weems, who contributes an interview. Featured photograph, of Thomas' mother and most important muse, is "Sandra: She's a Beauty #2" (2012).

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