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Robert Colescott: Art and Race Matters


Contemporary Arts Center / Cincinnati / Art

“Most artists who appropriate do it as some sort of homage to an artist they admire,” the late artist Robert Colescott told the New Orleans Times-Picayune. “Mine was no homage. I wanted to dominate the other artist.” A career-spanning survey containing 85 works by Colescott explores his core themes of race and political satire, and includes his well-known painting George Washington Carver Crossing the Delaware, a burlesque of Emanuel Leutze’s 1851 work. —J.V.

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