Happy Birthday to a Beautiful Woman
Screening with Beginnings: Mickalene Thomas.
Courtesy MTS Productions LLC
This beautiful exploration of art and life is the first documentary by New York–based artist Mickalene Thomas—a portrait of Thomas’ mother (and muse), Sandra Bush. The subject of several paintings and photographs by the artist, Sandra Bush shares her memories, desires and history, including the lead-up to her involvement in her daughter’s artwork.
Mickalene Thomas holds an MFA in painting from Yale University. Her work is exhibited extensively both nationally and internationally, and can be found in several significant collections, including those of the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum and the Brooklyn Museum of Art.