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Mickalene Thomas- Le Dejeuner

We so miss the piece that was in the picture window outside the 53rd Street residence in front of The Modern Restaurant which was by one of my favorite artists- Mickalene Thomas. The piece,  “Le Dejeuner sur l’herbe: Les Trois Femmes Noires,” is the contemporary artist’s take on the famous Edouard Manet piece, but cast with three African American women that Mickalene knows.

The giant collage piece was remarkably commissioned by MoMA  itself, and the reference photo for the piece was taken in the MoMA Sculpture Garden, with the Rodin pieces from the permanent collection in the background. The photo shoot was taken during The Modern restaurant’s regular hours, to the surprise and delight of many diners. Now that an Andrea Zitell installation is in its place, where is it now??


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