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Auction Results: Robert Colescott Painting Hits $3.9M at Christie’s 21st Century Evening Sale, New Record Set by Young British Painter Jadé Fadojutimi

Lot 10A: ROBERT COLESCOTT (1925-2009), “Eat dem Taters,” 1975 (acrylic on canvas, 59 x 79 inches / 149.9 x 200.7 cm). | Estimate $2 million-$3 million. SOLD for $3,922,000 fees included   PAINTINGS BY SOME OF THE MOST PROMINENT and promising Black artists on the radar of collectors and institutions were among the offerings in Christie’s New York auctions last week. The 21st Century Evening Sale on Nov. 7, included works by Robert Colescott (1925-2009), El Anatsui, Rashid Johnson, and Derek Fordjour. Paintings by Barkley L. Hendricks (1945-2017) and Henry Taylor, who both currently have major museum exhibitions in New York City (Hendricks at Frick Madison, Taylor at the Whitney Museum of American Art), were also featured. Christie’s led the fall sales in New York with auctions at Sotheby’s and Phillips slated for this week. Following generally lackluster spring auctions, Christie’s 21st Century Evening Sale brought record results for rising artists Jadé Fadojutimi and Reggie Burrows Hodges, and notable values for those whose critical attention is heightened, including Johnson, Taylor, Fordjour, and Rick Lowe. At the same time, works by stalwarts such as Hendricks and Anatsui barely reached their low estimates and a painting by Mark Bradford went unsold. “Eat […]

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