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Property from a Distinguished American Collection

Robert Colescott

Café au Lait au Lit

Auction Closed

September 30, 08:35 PM GMT

Estimate

400,000 - 600,000 USD

Lot Details

Description

Property from a Distinguished American Collection

Robert Colescott

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.

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