Letter of provenance written on december 29th, 2005. Info according to former owner. (being tested these days).
1963: Creation Date
1966: Warhol consigned "Little Race Riot" to the Leo Castelli Gallery.
1966-1969: Verified Owners:
Leo Castelli Gallery
New York, NY 10013
59 E. 79th Street New York, NY 10021
November 2, 1968 - January 12, 1969: Violence in recent American Art Exhibition at the
Chicago Museum of Contemporary Art. Contract signed by Kay Beremen from the Castelli
Gallery. The Loan Agreement listed the work's title as, "Alabama Police Dogs." This title was
struck through and replaced with "Race Riot."
(The two panels shown in 1968/1969 were the white and the blue panel that were later assembled with two red panels. Now work ref. 1420 in the raisonne 02 A. How ever the single panel was very identical to the one shown in the catalog for the show).
February 1969: Returned, "Race Riot" via insured mail to owners: Leo Castelli Gallery. 1992: "Little Race Riot" was given to attorney Harry Weiss.
1993: I received "Little Race Riot" from Harry Weiss. (Died December, 2003)
October 2, 1998 - August 27th, 1999: Submitted "Little Race Riot" through Butterfield's to the
Warhol Authentication Board. This coincided with the time of Leo Castelli's death (August 24,
1999) and all of the gallery's records were frozen.
October 25, 2001: "Little Race Riot" is submitted a second time through Adam Gross from
Butterfield's with additional information for the board. Confusion may have resulted from the
work's title being changed from "Alabama Police Dogs" to "Race Riot" and "Little Race Riot"
and a 20 year gap in provenance.
March 25, 2003: Warho's assistant (Louis Waldon) from the Factory helped Andy create these
images in 1963-1964. Louie confirmed that the "Little Race Riot" is definitely the work of Andy
Warhol and not himself.
Santa Monica Auctions, MAy 31, 2015.
Collection/research: Peter Victor Kallstrom, Los Angeles.