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Mickalene Thomas, Dim All The Lights, 2009.


Mickalene Thomas, Mama Bush: (Your Love Keeps Lifting Me) Higher and Higher, 2009.


Mickalene Thomas’s film Happy Birthday to a Beautiful Woman premieres on HBO today! On Creative Time Reports, she commemorated the life of her late mother, whose conviction and resilience inspired Thomas to make a series of paintings and photographs in tribute to “Mama Bush.” 

Mickalene’s mom figured prominently in her show at the Brooklyn Museum in 2012 (my review).

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