Mickaelene Thomas Editions

Mickalene Thomas: Jet Blue #11 | Left Behind, 2021

The new exclusive series of limited edition collages by acclaimed American artist Mickalene Thomas comes in two series of 10 unique collage prints.

Each print comes fitted in a UV-protective plexi frame along with a signed and numbered copy of Phaidon’s 2021 monograph Mickalene Thomas, all of which is housed in a handmade painted wooden box laser engraved with the artist’s name. The box is presented in a red velour dust bag screen-printed with the Mickalene Thomas studio logo.

EDITION 1

Jet Blue #11, 2021

Jet Blue #11, 2021
Inkjet print with acrylic pochoir and hand collage on Hahnemühle Bamboo paper 290 gsm with UV-blocking Print Shield
9 15/16 x 7 7/16 in. (25.24 x 18.89 cm)
Edition of 10 and 6 APs

Launching: December 4, 2021 | INQUIRE NOW

EDITION 2

Jet Blue #11, 2021

Left Behind, 2021
Inkjet print and pigment-printed silk with hand collage on Hahnemühle Bamboo paper 290 gsm with UV-blocking Print Shield
9 15/16 x 7 7/16 inches (25.24 x 18.89 cm)
Edition of 10 and 6 APs

Launching: December 4, 2021 | INQUIRE NOW

The prints are signed and numbered by the Artist on the back; also comes with an identifying label numbered by the Artist

Mickalene Thomas Editions

Phaidon, Artspace, and Avant Arte are proud to announce the global launch of two exclusive limited edition collages by critically acclaimed American artist Mickalene Thomas. Jet Blue #11 and Left Behind (both 2021) are composed of diverse materials including hand-cut inkjet prints, pigment-printed silk fragments, and hand-applied acrylic pochoir, resulting in two editions of 10 signed and numbered collage prints. Each print comes fitted in a UV-protective plexi frame along with a signed and numbered copy of Phaidon’s 2021 monograph Mickalene Thomas, all of which is housed in a handmade painted wooden box laser engraved with the artist’s name. The box is presented in a red velour dust bag screen-printed with the Mickalene Thomas studio logo.

Mickalene Thomas Editions

Thomas’ artwork draws on autobiographical material, socio-political discourse, and American art influences, as well as 19th century French painting and established figures from the international 20th century canon. Her awareness of the complex cultural landscape of the 1970s in which she was raised—the dreams of modernism and radical calls for racial equality looming large in the collective consciousness—deeply influenced her iconic visual vocabulary. Thomas’ decades-long exploration of the Black female figure celebrates the power, beauty, and strength of her subjects with an emphasis on individuality, honoring their agency and ownership of their own bodies and identities.

Mickalene Thomas Editions

About Mickalene Thomas

Mickalene Thomas (b. 1971, Camden, NJ) lives and works in Brooklyn. She earned her BFA in painting at Pratt Institute in 2000 and her MFA at the Yale University School of Art in 2002. Thomas has participated in residencies at the Studio Museum in Harlem, New York, 2000–2003; the Versailles Foundation Munn Artists Program, Giverny, France, 2011; and the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Madison, 2013. Thomas’s work is part of many prominent public collections including The Museum of Modern Art, New York; Brooklyn Museum, New York; Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York; Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; The Studio Museum in Harlem, New York; The International Center of Photography, New York; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; Art Institute of Chicago; and Hara Museum ARC, Gunma, Japan, among others.

Mickalene Thomas Editions

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Mickalene Thomas : Mickalene Thomas, Kellie Jones and Roxane Gay

Price AUD$200.00 Price CAD$130.00 Price €125.00 Price £100.00 Price T125.00 Price USD$125.00

The first comprehensive monograph on Mickalene Thomas, a key figure in 21st-century contemporary art

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. Publication coincides with the opening of Mickalene Thomas's first global exhibition, Beyond the Pleasure Principle, at Lévy Gorvy galleries in New York, London, Paris, Hong Kong, and Galerie Nathalie Obadia, Paris.

Specifications:

  • Format: Hardback
  • Size: 305 × 238 mm (12 × 9 3/8 in)
  • Pages: 288 pp
  • Illustrations: 225 illustrations
  • ISBN: 9780714878317

Roxane Gay is a writer, memoirist, and contributor to the New York Times. She is the author of several books, including Hunger and Bad Feminist.

Kellie Jones is Hans Hofmann Professor of Modern Art in the Departments of Art History & Archaeology, and African American & African Diaspora Studies at Columbia University. She has authored several books and curated exhibitions including Now Dig This!: Art and Black Los Angeles, 1960-1980.

'A powerful retrospective of one of the most versatile and influential creatives today.' - Elle Decor

'Insightful texts and rich reproductions of Thomas's efforts.' - ARTnews

'Thomas's first comprehensive monograph... shows how the artist, a queer, Black woman, engages deeply with gender and race.' - Publishers Weekly

'Exquisite.' - Cool Hunting

'Beautiful.' - Chicago Tribune

'Thomas crafts a world of aspiration and confidence.' - LA Weekly

'This is an important and accessible work and will be relished by followers of contemporary art' - Library Journal