Recent Articles
Maxi Cohen on A Movement in Water
Meet the Artist
Maxi Cohen - "I find being in water - lakes, rivers, ocean, hot springs - is where I am most creative, where I sink into deep connection with myself"
Our pick of Phaidon's new art and photography books for fall 2021
The Hot List
Our pick of Phaidon's new art and photography books for fall 2021
Catherine Opie on her new limited edition prints
Meet the Artist
Catherine Opie - 'With these photos, I'm asking us to contemplate, quite honestly, what’s happening to our world'
Devin Troy Strother on his new Artspace and Free Arts NYC edition
Meet the Artist
Devin Troy Strother describes his new Artspace and Free Arts NYC edition - ‘It’s similar to just growing as a black person; gotta code switch, and juggle all type situations’
Free Arts NYC founder Liz Hopfan talks about her work
Q&A
Free Arts NYC founder Liz Hopfan talks about her work and the new Artspace edition with Devin Troy Strother
MOCA LA's Klaus Biesenbach on the new Artspace Editions
Q&A
MOCA LA Director Klaus Biesenbach on his hit Zoom studio visits and the Artspace artist editions that resulted from them
Huma Bhabha describes her new Artspace and MOCA LA print
Meet the Artist
Huma Bhabha describes her new Artspace and MOCA LA print and explains how classical statuary, sci-fi and taxidermy all inform her art
Jade Montserrat - Why I Draw
Meet the Artist
Jade Montserrat - Why I Draw
Jona Frank - The Art for Home Interview
Living With Art
Jona Frank - The Art for Home Interview
Jonas Wood breaks auction record at Christie's
Art Market
Jonas Wood breaks auction record at Christie's
Camille Henrot describes her art, life and new print
Meet the Artist
‘I attribute a lot of value and care to editions, and I really enjoy making them’ – Camille Henrot releases new print, Mother Tongue, with Artspace and MOCA LA
Skowhegan's Katie Sonnenborn & Sarah Workneh on the school's 75th
Perspectives
‘Artists need this kind of environment more than ever’ - Skowhegan’s Katie Sonnenborn and Sarah Workneh on the art school’s 75th anniversary
Christina Quarles talks about her new Artspace & Phaidon edition
Meet the Artist
'I have been chasing that golden hour ever since’ - Christina Quarles talks about her new Artspace & Phaidon edition with Skowhegan
The Artspace Art for Life Interview with Pilar Corrias
Living With Art
The Artspace Art for Life Interview with Pilar Corrias
Tania Kovats - Why I Draw
Meet the Artist
Tania Kovats - Why I Draw

Conversation Piece

Invite Mickalene Thomas to Your Next Pillow Fight

By

Invite Mickalene Thomas to Your Next Pillow Fight
Clarivel Centered by Mickalene Thomas

Here’s what you need to know to cuddle up to Mickalene Thomas’sClarivel Centered:

 

1. Widely admired for her effusive and often rhinestone-encrusted portraits of black women, Mickalene Thomas questions notions of beauty and celebrity in her heavily patterned works that depict figures characterized by their power, equanimity, and subdued, self-assured sexuality.

 

2. Art history figures heavily into Thomas’s approach—her works have echoes of influences as wide-ranging as the Hudson River School, Henri Matisse, and Pop art, in addition to those of early mentors including Carrie Mae Weems and contemporaries like Kehinde Wiley.

 

3. In this limited-edition piece—produced in collaboration with the artist by Henzel Studio and available for pre-order exclusively on Artspace—Thomas’s Clarivel collage is rendered as a plush pillow, perfect for adding a splash of color and contemporary-art attitude to your couch or bedroom.

 

[related-works-module]

DISCOVER

a treasure trove of fine art from the world's most renowned artists, galleries, museums and cultural institutions. We offer exclusive works you can't find anywhere else.

LEARN

through exclusive content featuring art news, collecting guides, and interviews with artists, dealers, collectors, curators and influencers.

BUY

authentic artworks from across the globe. Collecting with us means you're helping to sustain creative culture and supporting organizations that are making the world a better place.

CONNECT

with our art advisors for buying advice or to help you find the art that's perfect for you. We have the resources to find works that suit your needs.

INSIDER ACCESS TO THE WORLD'S BEST ART

Artspace offers you authentic, exclusive works from world-renowned artists, galleries, museums and cultural institutions. Collecting with us helps support creative culture while bringing you art news, interviews and access to global art resources.

  • COLLECT FROM 300+ GALLERIES & MUSEUMS