The sizzling-hot power couple of the art world, Racquel Chevremont and Mickalene Thomas break up. After being in an 11-year-long relationship. The news came just after they had just finished a highly talked about show together at the Parrish Art Museum in Water Mill, the center of the Hamptons art scene. They both work under the name Deux Femmes Noires.
“We ended our long-term personal relationship but remain committed to completing our current projects as Deux Femmes Noires,”Thomas and Chevremont told Page Six in a joint statement.
However, Page Six has learned that Mickalene Thomas and Racquel Chevremont have officially broken up and will fulfill their commitments as Deux Femmes Noirs before separating professionally as well.
A short timeline of Mickalene Thomas and Racquel Chevremont’s relationship
The pair first met in 2002 when Thomas was the artist in residence and Chevremont worked in acquisitions at The Studio Museum in Harlem
But they started dating when they met again in Paris in 2011. According to the website Only Natural Diamonds, Thomas was an artist-in-residence at Monet’s house in Giverny, France. Chevremont just so happened to be there as well. Both of them were married at that point in time.
Thomas proposed to Chevremont on New Year’s 2020. “New Year’s Eve, we went out, and afterward we were in our living room and Mickalene came and sat next to me, handed me a box, and asked, ‘will you marry me?’” Chevermont told the site.
Thomas and Chevremont’s professional contributions
Artist Thomas and the consultant Chevremont recently curated “Set It Off”. The art world power couple also served as a couple in a prominent piece in Interview magazine to advertise the exhibit.
The power couple started their joint venture Deux Femmes Noires in 2018 in order to provide a forum for women, people of color, and queer artists. They collaborated on “The Aesthetics of Matter” for the Volta Fair that year and “Brand New Heavies” for Pioneer Works the previous year.
Mickalene Thomas and Racquel Chevremont as artists
Thomas is a renowned artist who uses acrylic and crystals in her creations. Last year, a collage work of Chevremont titled “Racquel Reclining Wearing Purple Jumpsuit” was sold for $1.8 million at Christie’s New York.
Chevremont has served as an art consultant for television programs like “Empire”. She recently made headlines for selecting artwork for Lisa Todd Wexley’s collection in the newest Sex and the City
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