Oct 06, 2022 - Sale 2616

Sale 2616 - Lot 218

Price Realized: $ 16,250
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 4,000 - $ 6,000
ANDY ROBERT (1984 - )

Oil on cotton canvas, 2017. 509x457 mm; 24x18 inches. Signed and dated in ink, recto.

Provenance: the artist's studio; acquired from The Kitchen: Benefit Auction, private collection, California (2017).

Andy Robert turns a quick study into a searing composition of socio-political critique of the severe water crisis that has swept the city of Flint, Michigan, since 2014. Their water source is contaminated with lead and only became public after numerous investigations and lawsuits; that emerged from mismanagement and political concealment.

Born in Les Cayes, Haiti, Robert is a graduate of the Whitney Independent Study Studio Program and most recently completed the Artist-in-Residence program at The Studio Museum in Harlem in 2016-17. He holds an BFA from the Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, MD and an MFA from the California Institute of the Arts. He attended the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture and his work has been exhibited in Greater New York 2021, MoMA PS1, October 7, 2021 – April 18, 2022. Robert has been included in exhibitions at the Hammer Museum, Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions, the Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery, and the Studio Museum in Harlem, New York. Robert has participated internationally at the Bienal de las Fronteras at the Instituto Tamaulipeco para la Cultura y las Artes, Tamaulipas, Mexico; and at the Paris Avant Premiere, Paris, France. He is the recipient of a California Community Foundation Fellowship Award for Visual Arts Grant, a Rema Hort Mann Foundation Grant, and was a finalist for the Los Angeles Artadia Awards, 2018, and the William H. Johnson Prize, 2017.