Art and Race Matters: The Career of Robert Colescott
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Art and Race Matters: The Career of Robert Colescott

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Edited by Raphaela Platow,  Lowery Stokes Sims


This volume surveys the entirety of Colescott's body of work, with contributions by more than ten curators and writers, including a substantive essay by the show's cocurator, the renowned Lowery Stokes Sims. It provides a detailed stylistic analysis of his politically inflected oeuvre, focusing on Colescott's own consideration of his work in the context of the grand traditions of European painting and contemporary polemic. In addition, the book features reminiscences and thought pieces by a variety of family, friends, students, curators, dealers, and scholars on his work as well as a selection of writings by the artist himself. Relying on previously unpublished transcripts of lectures, reviews, and archival materials provided by institutions and individuals, the book will provide a fuller story of the artist's life and career.


Published by Rizzoli Electa 

1.2" x 12.3" x 9.3" / 3.8 lbs

252 pages