Café au Lait au Lit
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Property from a Distinguished American Collection
1925 - 2009
Café au Lait au Lit
signed RColescott (lower right)
acrylic on canvas
79 ½ by 59 ⅝ in.
201.93 by 151.4 cm.
Executed in 1974.
This work is in very good condition overall. A light layer of dust has adhered to the surface. Under ultraviolet light inspection there are translucent drip marks in the lower left corner that fluoresce lighting. Framed.
Framed dimensions: 78 ¾ by 58 ⅝ in.
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Andrew Kreps Gallery, New York
Acquired from the above by the present owner in 2017
Lowery S. Sims, "Bob Colescott Ain't Just Misbehavin'," Artforum, March 1984, p. 59
Lizzetta Lefalle-Collins, "The Truisms of Robert Colescott," Black Renaissance/Renaissance Noire, vol. 13, no. 1 Spring/Summer 2013
Lowery Stokes Sims, "Colescott in the 1980s and '90s: Stranger in A Strange Land, Art and Race Matters: The Career of Robert Colescott, 2019 p. 105 (text)
Lowery Stokes Sims, "Snap! Crackle! Pow!," Pop Art and Beyond: Gender, Race, and Class in the Global Sixties, 2022, pl. 35, p. 274, illustrated
San Francisco, John Berggruen Gallery, Robert Colescott: Paintings, July - August 1975