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Some Thoughts on Interracial Sex

Some Thoughts on Interracial Sex

Artist: Robert Colescott (1925 Oakland, CA - 2009, Tucson, AZ)

Department: Art
Date: 1989
Medium: lithograph on chine collé paper, ed. 1/15
Dimensions:
Plate: 9 1/2 × 6 5/16 in. (24.1 × 16.1 cm)
Sheet: 16 5/8 × 12 1/4 in. (42.2 × 31.1 cm)
Classification: Prints & Printmaking
Credit Line: Albuquerque Museum, gift of Jonathan Abrams and Fay Pfaelzer Abrams
Object number: PC2014.1.9.5
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Label Text:Robert Colescott was an artist who unabashedly focused much of his work on the theme of race relations in the United States. Some Thoughts on Interracial Sex is a series of eight lithographs that bridges the private topic of sex with the public topic of race. While this image shows a distinct contrast in skin tones between the two figures, many of the other images display a more fluid use of the black ink, blurring between multiple figures. Colescott challenges the myth of the purity and separation of races with piercing wit and satire.
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Robert Colescott was an artist who unabashedly focused much of his work on the theme of race relations in the United States. Some Thoughts on Interracial Sex is a series of eight lithographs that bridges the private topic of sex with the public topic of race. While this image shows a distinct contrast in skin tones between the two figures, many of the other images display a more fluid use of the black ink, blurring between multiple figures. Colescott challenges the myth of the purity and separation of races with piercing wit and satire.