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A Girl's Laocoön (Laocoönette), 1979
Robert Colescott (Robert H. Colescott)

Acrylic on canvas, H: 84 in; W: 66 in
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Richard Ekstract, 1998  98.39
© Robert Colescott
Not On View
Primary Title Notes: stretcher inscription
Inscriptions:
stretcher: c. graphite "A Girls Laocoan: / (Laocoanette) / Robert Colescott / Aug 1979"

Labels/Stamps:
labels on file removed from stretcher: printed paper gum label, "DART GALLERY INCORPORATED/ ROBERT COLESCOTT DC-2-85-19 / A Girl's Laocoön, 1979 / Acrylic on canvas / 84" x 72 / 212 WEST SUPERIOR STREET, SUITE 203, CHICAGO, ILLINOIS 60610, 312-787-6366"; "; typed and stamped (black ink) paper label " ROBERT COLESCOTT / A Girl's Laocoön, 1979 / Acrylic on canvas, 84 x 17 inches / SEMAPHORE GALLERY / 462 WEST BROADWAY, NEW YORK, NY 10012"; two identical printed gum labels "SOTHEBY'S / Robert Colescott, 'Untitled,' o/c, 85 x 67' / Pieces 00001 [barcode] / *2017010151 0001 000 001 / DEPT 7151" handwritten in ink on one label "P.D. 9-17-97 / C"; handwritten on second Sotheby's label in ink "CP15"; circular green, gum label "SOTHEBY'S / 358 / NEW YORK"; written in black ink on masking tape " #155 " [Sotheby's lot #]; stamped on label "No 7053"; handwritten on same label in ink "x358"; handwritten on card "EXTRACT"

Provenance: Semaphore Gallery, New York, New York; Dart Gallery, Chicago, Illionois; New Museum auction, donation from Phyllis Kind Galery; to Mr. and Mrs. Ekstract, New York, New York
Exhibition History:
"Robert Colescott," Hamilton Gallery, New York, N.Y., 1979;

"The Bay Area: Colescott, Brown and DeForest," The Fountain Gallery of Art, Portland, Oregon, 1980;

"Robert Colescott," Sempahore Gallery, New York, N.Y., 1981;

"Robert Colescott," Dart, Chicago, I.L., January - February 1982(83?);

"Classical Myth and Imagery," Queens Museum of Art, New York, 1988;

"Contemporary Art, Part II," Sotheby's, New York, N.Y., November 15-19, 1997 (sale November 20), lot #358.

Keywords: Genre, Allegory, Figure female, Landscape