Mickalene Thomas: Avec Monet: Musée de l'Orangerie, Paris, France
Mickalene Thomas has cultivated a distinct visual vocabulary of Black erotica, Black sexuality, and Black queer aesthetics centered around leisure, joy and thought.
For this Contemporary counterpoint, Thomas has created three new large-scale collages, one monumental painting and an immersive site-specific installation featuring her 2016 video/sculpture Me As Muse. These works represent the breadth of the visual language the artist has developed over the past twenty years while also revisiting the time she spent as an artist-in-residence at Claude Monet’s home in Giverny, France in 2011.
Le Jardin d'Eau de Monet, 2022
Color photograph, mixed media paper and rhinestones on hot press paper mounted on dibond
113.03 x 139.7 cm
© Mickalene Thomas © Adagp, Paris, 2022
Mickalene Thomas, Le Déjeuner sur l’herbe : les trois femmes noires avec Monet, 2022.
Photo © Musée de l'Orangerie / Sophie Crépy, 2022. © Mickalene Thomas. © Adagp, Paris, 2022.
Courtesy of the artist and Musée de l’Orangerie.
In Paris, artist Mickalene Thomas takes on Monet, and art history itselfRobin Givhan, The Washington Post, November 22, 2022
Joan Mitchell and Mickalene Thomas Redefine Claude Monet in Two Paris ShowsCath Pound, Artsy, November 2, 2022
Mickalene Thomas: Here Are 9 Buzzed-About Museum Exhibitions to See in ParisAnna Sansom, ArtNet News, October 18, 2022
Mickalene Thomas: Must-See Museum Shows in ParisAmy Verner, Vogue, October 18, 2022