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Robert Colescott

The Unfettering of the Mind: This Painting is Not About Boxing

Robert Colescott

Robert Colescott

The Unfettering of the Mind: This Painting is Not About Boxing

The Unfettering of the Mind: This Painting is Not About Boxing

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Robert Colescott

1925 - 2009


The Unfettering of the Mind: This Painting is Not About Boxing

signed R Colescott and dated 88 (lower right); signed ©Robert Colescott, titled and dated Nov. 1988 (on the stretcher)

oil on canvas

84 by 72⅛ in.

213.4 by 183.2 cm.

Executed in 1988.

This work is in very good condition overall. Upon close inspection, there is evidence of extremely light wear and handling at the edges of the canvas including scattered minor pinpoint losses. Under Ultraviolet light inspection, there is no evidence of restoration. Framed.


Framed dimensions: 84 ¾ by 72 ½ in. (215.3 by 184.2 cm.)


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Private Collection 
Bonhams & Butterfields, Los Angeles, 7 November 2004, lot 45
Private Collection
G.R. N'Namdi Gallery, Chicago
Acquired from the above in February 2005 by the present owner
Ken Johnson, "Art in Review; National Black Fine Art Show," The New York Times, 4 February 2005 (text)
Chicago, G.R. N'Namdi Gallery, National Black Fine Art Show, 2005