Brawlin’ Spitfire Wrestlers, 2007 by Mickalene Thomas
Following the model of a Proust Questionnaire—an inquiry into one’s personality that was first made popular by the French writer Marcel Proust and more recently revived by Vanity Fair—we asked 20 questions to Artspace artist Mickalene Thomas, who has a special place in her heart for Portland, Oregon; an ear for Tracy Chapman and Meshell Ndegeocello; a taste for pork bellies; and an eye for David Hockney.
Bathtime with Clara and the Domesticated Alligator by Rebecca Graham
A Proust Questionnaire is a questionnaire about one’s personality. Its name and modern popularity as a form of interview is owed to the responses given by the French writer Marcel Proust. Inspired by the popularity and quirkiness of Vanity Fair’s Proust Questionnaire, the editors of Artspace composed one to reveal another side of their favorite artists. Shortened versions can be found on several of the Artspace artist pages, and from time to time we’ll run the complete interviews on A+. Our thirteenth artist is Rebecca Graham, whose preferred mode of transportation is riding piggyback through the woods…