Explore Robert Colescott’s Abstract Artwork and Deborah Butterfield’s Horse Sculpture at BonhamsFeb 18, 2022 10:00 PST
Robert Colescott’s Cubism-inspired artworks convey social issues through abstract and cartoonish imagery. The unique perspectives and experiences of the viewer define the meanings of his paintings. The upcoming Bonhams auction presents an acrylic piece by Robert Colescott. White Boy demonstrates the ‘Venetian Glow’ effect with its red background showcasing the subjects of the painting. It explores social themes like identity issues and racial inequalities. It particularly highlights obstacles faced by women of color in American society. Robert Colescott was the first Black American painter with a solo exhibition at the Venice Biennale. The available painting appeared in the 1997 milestone exhibit.
The auction also features Untitled (A picture is worth more than a thousand words) by Barbara Kruger. Her collage-style photographs showcase demonstrative phrases in red text. Kruger is known for critiquing cultural establishments like identity, sexuality, and power. The available image depicts a model against the artist’s signature white background and colored letters. A 2001 bronze horse sculpture by Deborah Butterfield is another highlight. The ōhi wood cast figurine’s trompe l’oeil effect suggests the horse’s power. According to the sculptor, the horse represents the Earth and its untouched beauty. The auction also offers works by Marc Quinn, Ed Ruscha, Evan Nesbit, and Ai Yamaguchi. Interested collectors can explore the entire catalog and register to bid online on Bonhams.
Lot Categories:Fine Art (41)
# of Lots:41
Price Range:$3,000 - $1,200,000
Interesting lots include:
|Item Image||Item Name||Estimate|
|White Boy by Robert Colescott.|| Estimate: |
|Untitled (A picture is worth more than a thousand words) by Barbara Kruger.|| Estimate: |
|Untitled (2470) by Deborah Butterfield.|| Estimate: |
|Untitled by George Condo.|| Estimate: |
|(Forever Free) Get Emerged by Michael Ray Charles.|| Estimate: |
|Wabu by Ai Yamaguchi.|| Estimate: |
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