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Clth, 9 x 11.5 in. / 224 pgs / 180 color.

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Catalog: SPRING 2024 p. 3   

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ISBN 9781636812991 TRADE
List Price: $60.00 CAD $86.00

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EXHIBITION SCHEDULE

Los Angeles, CA
The Broad, 05/25/24–Fall 2024

Philadelphia, PA
The Barnes Foundation, Fall 2024–Winter 2025

London, UK
Hayward Gallery, 02/14/25–05/25

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Mickalene Thomas: All About Love

Text by Beverly Guy-Sheftall with Kristian Conteras, Darnell L. Moore, Claudia Rankine, Ed Schad, Christine Y. Kim, Renée Mussai. Interview by Rachel Thomas.

Mickalene Thomas: All About Love

A major monograph chronicling Thomas’ vibrant, rhinestone-adorned paintings

New York–based artist Mickalene Thomas’ critically acclaimed and extensive body of work spans painting, collage, print, photography, video and immersive installations. With influences ranging from 19th-century painting to popular culture, Thomas’ art articulates a complex and empowering vision of womanhood while expanding on and upending common definitions of beauty, sexuality, celebrity and politics. This major publication further affirms Thomas’ status as a key figure of contemporary art. It features notable works that are arranged in thematic chapters throughout the book.
The book also features an interview with the artist by Rachel Thomas, and is followed by essays from Beverly Guy-Sheftall, Darnell L. Moore, Claudia Rankine, Ed Schad, Renée Mussai and Christine Y. Kim, which cover her distinct visual vocabulary, drawing on themes of intergenerational female empowerment, autobiography, memory and tenets of Black feminist theory. In particular, they explore how Thomas subverts art history to reclaim the notions of repose, rest and leisure in works that celebrate self-expression and joy. For the artist, repose is a radical act, pointing to "what is able to happen once you have the agency."
Mickalene Thomas (born 1971) is an international, award-winning, multidisciplinary artist whose work has yielded instantly recognizable and widely celebrated aesthetic languages within contemporary visual culture. She is known for her elaborate portraits of Black women composed of rhinestones, acrylic and enamel.


"Mama Bush (Your Love Keeps Lifting Me), Higher and Higher" (2009) is reproduced from 'Mickalene Thomas: All About Love.'

PRAISE AND REVIEWS

Galerie

Geoff Montes

A constant source of surprise and delight.

Wallpaper*

Hannah Silver

The [works'] sheer physicality, and the powerful self-possession of the subject, challenge the viewer to engage with the Black woman who stands boldly in front of her domestic environment.

British Journal of Photography

Elisa Medde

I admire how, not only pose, but also materials come into play in her works as adorning elements – when I look at her works, in whatever medium they were made, words such as celebration, beauty, pleasure come to mind.

Juxtapoz

Ed Schad

She moves a muse from making them feel comfortable in an environment into a photograph, into a collage, into a painting. And now, with recent works into a variety of mediums, whether silkscreen or dye sublimation print or neon or sculpture, it’s a matter of renewed engagement, renewed looking at people she cares deeply about.

Rolling Stone

Larisha Paul

Thomas places her art at the center of a conversation between sexuality, erotica, and memory. She asks complex questions about identity, digs into family history, and at times becomes the subject of her own work.

Cultured

Essence Harden

Thomas’s 'All About Love' is a meditation of sorts, certainly on love but also the particular realms in which love lives and can be wielded, through a deep consideration of place, movement, and a tending to Black queer possibilities.

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FROM THE ARTBOOK BLOG

CORY REYNOLDS | DATE 6/19/2024

Celebrate Juneteenth with Mickalene Thomas’s unabashed celebration of Black womanhood

Celebrate Juneteenth with Mickalene Thomas’s unabashed celebration of Black womanhood

"Mama Bush (Your Love Keeps Lifting Me), Higher and Higher" (2009) is reproduced from Mickalene Thomas: All About Love, a staff favorite for both Juneteenth and Pride Month. “According to Thomas, it was making portraits of her mother and herself that allowed her to activate her own self-love,” Claudia Rankine writes. “It is this authentic unfolding that gets communicated to her viewer. The importance of her process mimics the journey we take in the culture as we move through acts of erasure to arrive at Thomas’s glorious embrace. In order for this process to be authentic, Thomas needed to bring Mama Bush along. What was once a question—‘That’s your mama?’—needed to become a statement, one owned by Thomas. In this way, Mama Bush and her daughter Mickalene become the artist’s most important muses. ‘That’s your mama,’ without the question mark, eventually transforms into a new understanding and embrace of who we Black women can be across time and generations. The unabashed intimacy and celebration and love of Black womanhood takes flight in Thomas’s work.” continue to blog


FROM THE ARTBOOK BLOG

CORY REYNOLDS | DATE 5/28/2024

'Mickalene Thomas: All About Love,' on view at The Broad

'Mickalene Thomas: All About Love,' on view at The Broad

“To see yourself, and for others to see you, is a form of validation. I’m interested in that very mysterious and mystical way we relate to each other in the world.” So Mickalene Thomas is quoted in All About Love, the catalog to the celebrated American artist’s major touring exhibition on view at The Broad in Los Angeles, en route to the Barnes Foundation in Philadelphia and the Hayward Gallery in London through 2025. We are proud to have published this vibrant yet scholarly, seductive yet serious book, whose clothbound, image-only cover comes wrapped in a clear vinyl jacket with Thomas’s name printed front and back in gold—the remarkable cover figure’s eyes making direct contact with the beholder. Touching on all aspects of the artist’s work, including painting, collage, print, photography, video and installation, and featuring an interview by Rachel Thomas and essays by a luminary cast including Beverly Guy-Sheftall, Darnell L. Moore, Claudia Rankine, Ed Schad, Renée Mussai and Christine Y. Kim, this is a show-stopping book for any serious art lover’s shelf. continue to blog


MICKALENE THOMAS MONOGRAPHS + ARTIST'S BOOKS

Mickalene Thomas: All About Love

MICKALENE THOMAS: ALL ABOUT LOVE

D.A.P.

ISBN: 9781636812991
USD $60.00
| CAD $86

Pub Date: 6/18/2024
Active | In stock


Mickalene Thomas: I Can’t See You Without Me

MICKALENE THOMAS: I CAN’T SEE YOU WITHOUT ME

Wexner Center for the Arts

ISBN: 9781881390572
USD $39.95
| CAD $53.95 UK £ 35

Pub Date: 11/20/2018
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