The Colorful, Cake-Filled Work of Mickalene Thomas

03/24/2010 8:48 AM |

A friend and co-worker of mine at a previous job was a studio assistant for Mickalene Thomas for a while, and the hours she spent sticking rhinestones on canvases sounded rather painstaking and tedious compared to Thomas’ routine of DJing, baking, and organizing nude performances at fancy galas. That’s what the young art star is up to in this short documentary recently posted to her gallery’s (Lehmann Maupin) YoutTube page, which features surprisingly little of the work in video, photography and painting that makes Thomas such an interesting and exciting artist. Still, pretty naked ladies serving password-protected cake: