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Artist Mickalene Thomas( Al Seib / Los Angeles Times )
New York-based artist Mickalene Thomas -- best known for her elaborate paintings adorned with rhinestones, enamel and colorful acrylics -- works to finish the installation of her latest show at the Santa Monica Museum of Art in Bergamot Station on April 4, 2012.
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