Robert Peterson - New Now New York Tuesday, September 28, 2021 | Phillips
  • Few artists experience the rapid success and acclaim of Robert Peterson's early career. Peterson came to painting in 2012, when he put paint to canvas professionally for the first time after receiving life-altering medical news. Eight months later, he exhibited his work in New York and has since become one of the country’s most celebrated new artists, exhibiting in Los Angeles, Chicago, and Miami. Peterson paints raw, honest, and empowering portraits with the express goal of uplifting people of color. Reconsidering and challenging the ways they have often been perceived, Peterson strives to establish “a dialogue between his works and the people viewing them… about how beautiful, resilient, powerful, and worthy we are and have always been."1 


    Follow Robert Peterson on Instagram.

    1 Michiel Perry, “Faces Of Art: Robert Peterson Spreads Messages Of Empowerment With His Contemporary Portraits,” Aspire, April 29, 2021, online

    • Description

      Please note that the seller will be donating a portion of the proceeds from this artwork’s sale to benefit Project Backboard. Project Backboard is a 501(c)(3) organization that seeks to strengthen communities, encourage multi-generational play, and inspire people to think more critically and creatively. The organization will use proceeds from the sale to develop a public basketball court in Haiti, and they intend to donate a portion of proceeds from the sale of this lot to earthquake relief efforts there.

    • Provenance

      Courtesy of the Artist

THE CROSSOVER: Property Sold to Benefit Project Backboard


We're Gonna Be Kings

signed, titled, inscribed and dated "WE'RE GONNA BE KINGS Peterson THANK YOU 2021" on the reverse
oil on panel
40 x 40 in. (101.6 x 101.6 cm)
Painted in 2021.

Full Cataloguing

$12,000 - 18,000 

Sold for $56,700

Contact Specialist

Patrizia Koenig

Head of New Now Sale

212 940 1279

New Now

New York Auction 28 September 2021