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‘An Opera for Animals’ at Rockbund Art Museum Ocula Report ‘An Opera for Animals’ at Rockbund Art Museum 19 Jul 2019 : Penny Liu for Ocula

An Opera for Animals was first staged at Para Site in Hong Kong between 23 March and 2 June 2019, with works by over 48 artists and collectives that use opera as a metaphor for modes of contemporary, cross-disciplinary art-making. The exhibition's second iteration takes up a large portion of the Rockbund Art Museum (RAM) in Shanghai (22 June–25...

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Mandy El-Sayegh: Productive Ambiguity Ocula Conversation Mandy El-Sayegh: Productive Ambiguity

Moving across installation, painting, drawing, and writing, Malaysia-born and London-based artist Mandy El-Sayegh explores the political, social, and economic complexities of humanity, using a mosaic of information—from advertising slogans and pornographic imagery to newspaper articles—that she subjects to processes of layering,...

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Get Up, Stand Up Now: Generations of Black Creative Pioneers at Somerset House Ocula Report Get Up, Stand Up Now: Generations of Black Creative Pioneers at Somerset House 5 Jul 2019 : Jareh Das for Ocula

Get Up Stand Up Now: Generations of Black Creative Pioneers at Somerset House in London (12 June–15 September 2019) surveys more than half a century of black creativity in Britain and beyond across the fields of art, film, photography, music, design, fashion, and literature.Curated by Zak Ové, works by approximately 100 intergenerational black...

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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
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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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