"Two Wives" Nollywood inspired Photography by Mickalene Thomas

Artist Mickalene Thomas is best known for her colorful, rhinestone-adorned paintings and pop-art, pinup-girl aesthetic, Thomas’s trademark style translates beautifully into her photographs inspired by the Nigerian film industry.

The pictures show two fictional wives of one Nigerian “oga,” or big man. One is the first wife, and the other a house-girl, recently elevated to wifely status.