All About My Mother

The artist Mickalene Thomas ventures into film with a documentary about her muse (and mom).

David Maupin and Mickalene Thomas.

What: HBO and Lehmann Maupin Gallery celebrated the premiere of Mickalene Thomas’s documentary Happy Birthday to a Beautiful Woman with an intimate private screening followed by an after party at the Skylark for the artist’s friends and family.

When: Thursday, February 20th

Where: The private screening room at HBO’s New York headquarters.

Who: HBO’s Nancy Abrahams and David Maupin toasted Thomas along with her extended family.

Why: A biographical love-letter to her muse and mother, Sandra Bush, Thomas’s moving cinematic portrait brought the audience to its feet.