30 Americans: Robert Colescott

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24 Days to 30 Americans 

(1925 – 2009)

Satire plays a huge role in Robert Colescott’s vibrant, at times claustrophobic, paintings. Colescott addressed issues surrounding history and racial stereotypes with wry, transgressive humor and keen observation. In 1975 he began creating a series of works that referenced classic Western art, but recast the central figures as black.

Learn more about the 30 Americans exhibition at http://arkansasartscenter.org/30-Americans.

Robert Colescott

photo: http://www.oregonlive.com

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