A lot of things in the paintings are autobiographical. . . . They’re about tensions that I’ve had in my own life. They’re about my humanity and my desires (and some of the pitfalls of those desires and those passions) and about my imperfections.
Robert Colescott, in an interview with Ann Shengold, in Robert Colescott: Another Judgment, ed. Terry Maxon Miller (Charlotte, NC: Knight Gallery/Spirit Square Arts Center, 1985).