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(If Loving you is Wrong) I Don’t Want to Be Right

Mickalene Thomas American

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Mickalene Thomas explores issues of race, sexuality, and female power in painting, photography, and video by challenging Western tropes about the role of black women in American society. She often uses nontraditional materials (felt, yarn, rhinestones, glitter) as well as montage techniques to fracture and layer the physical surfaces of her visual narratives that primarily feature female protagonists. Here, a seated, fully nude woman stares into the camera at us. The title of the portrait is borrowed from the 1972 hit R&B song by Luther Ingram about male infidelity.

(If Loving you is Wrong) I Don’t Want to Be Right, Mickalene Thomas (American, born Camden, New Jersey, 1971), Gelatin silver print

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