Lévy Gorvy, is mounting an exhibition of Mickalene Thomas’s works in all four of its galleries. The shows in New York, London, Paris, and Hong Kong that will open at each location between September and October. The global expansion of the artists representation matches the international interest in her art at auction and the growing scope of her market. The show, “Beyond the Pleasure Principle,” will focus on Thomas’s interest in the Black female body, including paintings, installations, and video. Her imagery drawn from her personal archives and the media of the 1970s, the decade she came of age. The show comes after auction prices for her work passed new milestones. Last month, her painting Racquel Reclining Wearing Purple Jumpsuit (2016), a collaged and glittered portrait of a woman reclining across a couch, sold for $1.8 million at a Christie’s evening sale, triple its $600,000 high estimate. The result set a new record for the artist and became the first lot by Thomas to reach seven-figures at auction.
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