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.
Louis XVI, The Sun King by Kehinde Wiley
Rhona Hoffman Gallery, founded originally as Young Hoffman Gallery in 1976, specializes in international contemporary art in all media, and art that is conceptually, formally, or socio-politically based. From its inception, the gallery has launched emerging artists’ careers. In the 1970s, Young Hoffman Gallery was one of the first galleries to offer exhibitions to women artists, including Cindy Sherman, Barbara Kruger, Jenny Holzer, and Sylvia Plimack Mangold.