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Frieze Viewing Room

May 8 – 15, 2020


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Benny Andrews (1930-2006) Many Sins, 1964 oil on c...

Benny Andrews (1930-2006)

Many Sins, 1964

oil on canvas

97 1/2" x 51 1/2" 

signed

Benny Andrews (1930-2006) Liberty (Study #2 for Tr...

Benny Andrews (1930-2006)

Liberty (Study #2 for Trash), 1971

oil on linen

34" x 22"

signed 

Benny Andrews (1930-2006) The Way (Revival Series)...

Benny Andrews (1930-2006)

The Way (Revival Series), 1995

oil on canvas with painted fabric collage

60" x 40 1/4" x 3/8" 

signed

Benny Andrews (1930-2006) Cotton Monument (Interio...

Benny Andrews (1930-2006)

Cotton Monument (Interior Series), 2002

oil on joined paper with painted fabric and paper collage

39 1/4" x 23" x 1/8" 

signed

Benny Andrews (1930-2006) New Arrival (Migrant Ser...

Benny Andrews (1930-2006)

New Arrival (Migrant Series), 2004

oil on paper with painted fabric and paper collage

29 3/4" x 22 1/4" x 1/4" 

signed

Benny Andrews (1930-2006) Afro-American Fragments...

Benny Andrews (1930-2006)

Afro-American Fragments (Langston Hughes Series), 2005

oil on paper with painted fabric and paper collage

33 1/2" x 22 1/2"

signed

Robert Colescott (1925-2009) Jealousy, 1984 acryli...

Robert Colescott (1925-2009)

Jealousy, 1984

acrylic on canvas

84" x 72" 

signed

Robert Colescott (1925-2009) The French in Louisia...

Robert Colescott (1925-2009)

The French in Louisiana, 1988

acrylic on canvas

14 1/8" x 16 1/8"

signed

Robert Colescott (1925-2009) Hot Stuff-Coming Thro...

Robert Colescott (1925-2009)

Hot Stuff-Coming Through!, 1991

acrylic on paper

41" x 26" / 104.1 x 66.0 cm

signed

Robert Colescott (1925-2009) Popeye and Other Negr...

Robert Colescott (1925-2009)

Popeye and Other Negroes in a Bar Fight, 1991

acrylic on paper

41" x 26 1/4" 

signed 

Robert Colescott (1925-2009) Out Gunned, 1993 acry...

Robert Colescott (1925-2009)

Out Gunned, 1993

acrylic and graphite on two sheets of joined paper

41 1/2" x 59 1/2" 

signed

Bob Thompson (1937-1966) La Femme Dans La Peinture...

Bob Thompson (1937-1966)

La Femme Dans La Peinture Francaise (La jarretiere detachee by Jean-Francois de Troy), 1961

oil on paper

10 3/4" x 9"

signed 

Bob Thompson (1937-1966) The Ascension, 1963 oil o...

Bob Thompson (1937-1966)

The Ascension, 1963

oil on canvas

17" x 13" 

signed

Bob Thompson (1937-1966) The Golden Ass, 1963 oil...

Bob Thompson (1937-1966)

The Golden Ass, 1963

oil on canvas

62 1/2" x 74 1/2" 

signed

Bob Thompson (1937-1966) Untitled (Augustus), 1963...

Bob Thompson (1937-1966)

Untitled (Augustus), 1963

gouache on two sheets of paper from an art history book joined by a third on the verso

12 1/4" x 17 3/4" 

signed

Bob Thompson (1937-1966) Untitled, c.1964 oil on p...

Bob Thompson (1937-1966)

Untitled, c.1964

oil on printed paper mounted on board

10 7/8" x 10 1/2" 

signed

Bob Thompson (1937-1966) Untitled, 1965 felt-tip p...

Bob Thompson (1937-1966)

Untitled, 1965

felt-tip pen and graphite on paper

11" x 14"

signed 



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Press Release

Frieze
New York Edition
May 8-15

May 6–7: Preview

For the inaugural edition of Frieze Viewing Room—an ambitious new digital initiative—Michael Rosenfeld Gallery is proud to present an exhibition contextualizing the figurative historicism of Benny Andrews (1930-2006), Robert Colescott (1925-2009) and Bob Thompson (1937-1966). Each artist—faithful to the figure as a timeless symbol of the human condition—revolutionized narrative painting and our understanding of history. Their paintings—made distinctive by the hot, high-key palettes of Colescott and Thompson or the muted detritus of everyday life of Andrews—are reminiscent of classical compositions rooted in the past and yet very much of the present. Often incorporating the specificities of their own lives through autobiographic references or self-portraits, their work relies on the human figure and the narratives wherein they exist as a record of history. By bringing together the work of these artists, our exhibition reveals the similarities and differences of their unique portrayals of our collective humanity. This exhibition reaffirms Michael Rosenfeld Gallery’s ongoing commitment to the work of Andrews, Colescott and Thompson; the gallery represents the estates of Benny Andrews and Bob Thompson and over the last decade, Robert Colescott has consistently been included in gallery group exhibitions.

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