Contemporary Curated

Contemporary Curated

View full screen - View 1 of Lot 64. Hunchback of Notre Dame (Hommage to Victor Hugo).

Robert Colescott

Hunchback of Notre Dame (Hommage to Victor Hugo)

This lot has been withdrawn

Lot Details


Robert Colescott

1925 - 2009

Hunchback of Notre Dame (Hommage to Victor Hugo)

signed and dated 91 (lower right); signed, titled and dated may-june 1991 (on the stretcher)

acrylic on canvas

90 by 114 in.

228.6 by 290.2 cm.

Executed in 1991. 

Phyllis Kind Gallery, New York

Private Collection, United States (acquired from the above in 1997) 

Bonhams, New York, 11 November 2021, lot 6 

Acquired from the above by the present owner

Vivien Raynor, "Multiculturalism is Stressed in 'The Reconstructed Figure'," The New York Times, 9 July 1995 (online)

Ellen Willis, "The Up and Up: On the Limits of Optimism," Transition, Bloomington 1997, no. 74, p. 50, illustrated

Margaret Regan, "African Odyssey," Tucson Weekly, 23 November 1998 (online)

Kent Wolgamott, "Race, Sex, Social Politics at Center of Colescott's Art," Lincoln Journal Star, 3 October 1999, section H, pp. 8-9

Chicago, Phyllis Kind Gallery, Robert Colescott, April - May 1992, illustrated on the mailer

New York, Thread Waxing Space, I Am the Enunciator, January - February 1993, p. 6, illustrated and p. 84

Katonah Museum of Art, The Re-Constructed Figure, The Human Image In Contemporary Art, June - September 1995, no. 12, p. 20

Venice, United States Pavilion, 47th Venice Biennale, June - November 1997, p. 714

Minneapolis, Walker Art Center; New York, Queens Museum of Art; Tuscon, University of Arizona Museum of Art; Portland Art Museum; University of California, Berkeley Art Museum; Lincoln, University of Nebraska Sheldon Memorial Art Gallery & Sculpture Garden; SITE Santa Fe, Robert Colescott: Recent Paintings, January 1998 - January 2000, pp. 22-23, illustrated in color and pp. 30, 32, 54, 55 (text)