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Havana Biennial 2019: Constructing the Possible Ocula Report Havana Biennial 2019: Constructing the Possible 17 Apr 2019 : Federica Bueti for Ocula

I first visited Havana in November 2016, a few days after Fidel Castro died, and just under a year before Hurricane Irma hit Cuba in September 2017. Since then, much has changed, including the hand-painted signs that punctuate the journey from the airport to the city centre, which today do not celebrate the revolution so much as the 'Unidad y...

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Andrew Stahl and Guo Xiaohui Ocula Conversation Andrew Stahl and Guo Xiaohui

The exhibition Beyond Boundaries at Somerset House in London (12 March–2 April 2019) marked the historic contributions of the Central Academy of Fine Arts, Beijing (CAFA) and the Slade School of Fine Art, University College London, on the occasion of their 100th and 150th anniversaries, respectively. Spread across several rooms of Somerset House's...

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The National 2019: New Australian Art Ocula Report The National 2019: New Australian Art 13 Apr 2019 : Elyse Goldfinch for Ocula

The National 2019: New Australian Art features work by 70 contemporary Australia-based artists split across three venues: the Art Gallery of New South Wales (AGNSW), Carriageworks, and the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia (MCA) (29 March–21 July 2019), as curated by Isobel Parker Philip, curator of photographs at AGNSW; Daniel Mudie Cunningham,...

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Robert Colescott

(1925 - 2009), USA

Born in Oakland, CA, 1925

Died in Tucson, AZ, 2009

Featured Artworks

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Old Crow - Artiste by Robert Colescott contemporary artwork Robert ColescottOld Crow - Artiste, 1978 Watercolour and graphite on paper
22 7/8 x 18 1/8 inches
Blum & Poe
Old Crow Drunk as a Skunk by Robert Colescott contemporary artwork Robert ColescottOld Crow Drunk as a Skunk, 1978 Watercolour and graphite on paper
18 x 23 inches
Blum & Poe
Peeping Tom II by Robert Colescott contemporary artwork Robert ColescottPeeping Tom II, 1973 Graphite on paper
19 5/8 x 25 1/2 inches
Blum & Poe
American Beauty by Robert Colescott contemporary artwork Robert ColescottAmerican Beauty, 1976 Graphite on paper
25 1/2 x 19 5/8 inches
Blum & Poe
Out of Africa by Robert Colescott contemporary artwork Robert ColescottOut of Africa, 1971 Graphite on paper
25 5/8 x 19 3/4 inches
Blum & Poe
Out of Africa by Robert Colescott contemporary artwork Robert ColescottOut of Africa, 1971 Acrylic on canvas
83 3/4 x 66 x 1 5/8 inches
Blum & Poe
Olympic Event by Robert Colescott contemporary artwork Robert ColescottOlympic Event, 1972 Acrylic on canvas
78 1/4 x 58 1/2 x 1 7/8 inches
Blum & Poe
Fears: The Big Bad Wolf by Robert Colescott contemporary artwork Robert ColescottFears: The Big Bad Wolf, 1973 Acrylic on canvas
78 3/4 x 59 x 1 5/8 inches
Blum & Poe

Recent Exhibitions

Contemporary art exhibition, Robert Colescott, Robert Colescott at Blum & Poe, New York
Closed
27 February–13 April 2019 Robert Colescott Robert Colescott Blum & Poe, New York
Contemporary art exhibition, Group Exhibition, After Hours in a California Art Studio at Andrew Kreps Gallery, New York
Closed
12 July–10 August 2018 Group Exhibition After Hours in a California Art Studio Andrew Kreps Gallery, New York
Contemporary art exhibition, Robert Colescott, Robert Colescott at Blum & Poe, Los Angeles
Closed
10 March–28 April 2018 Robert Colescott Robert Colescott Blum & Poe, Los Angeles

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Robert Colescott’s Frank Snapshots of Racism and Misogyny in the US Related Press Robert Colescott’s Frank Snapshots of Racism and Misogyny in the US Hyperallergic : 24 April 2018

LOS ANGELES — In Robert Colescott's Portrait of the Artist at 85, the late painter, who passed away at 83 in 2009, depicts himself seated in front of a tall, white canvas, applying messy strokes of pinkish cream. A buxom blonde wearing nothing but red heels poses in front of a window. The brushstrokes on the canvas seem distracted and...

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In Robert Colescott’s works at Blum & Poe, nothing is black and white Related Press In Robert Colescott’s works at Blum & Poe, nothing is black and white Los Angeles Times : 25 March 2018

The world has changed — two or three times — since Robert Colescott (1925-2009) made the 20 paintings and 21 drawings in his exhibition at Blum & Poe. But some things haven’t changed, and they are the subjects of his rambunctious pictures.Colescott depicts ordinary folks doing ordinary things in a nation torn asunder by race, class and sex....

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