The Emancipation Approximation portfolio

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  • Artist Bio

    Kara Walker

    American • 1969

    Kara Walker sugarcoats nothing. Her masterpiece public art commission, A Subtlety, 2014, was a 35-foot high racial confrontation of artifact, mythology and American history in the form of a sphinx packed from 80-tonnes of Domino white sugar crystals. Walker's practice first caught audiences with her haunting paper cutout silhouettes retelling the injustices of slavery and the foundations of American capitalist culture.

    Walker's immense talent matched by her cunning commentary has made her one of the most important contemporary artists today, having enjoyed major exhibitions at the Walker Art Center, Minneapolis and the Whitney Museum of Art, New York in addition to permanent placements within the collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art and Art Institute Chicago. Her auction market is strong for a mid-career artist, with works reaching more than $300,000.

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The Emancipation Approximation portfolio

1999-2000
The complete set of 26 screenprints in colors, on Somerset 500 g paper, the full sheets,
45 3/4 x 45 3/4 in (116.2 x 116.2 cm)
signed and annotated `1BAT' in pencil on the colophon (a bon a tirer impression, the edition was 20), published by Jenkins Sikkema Editions, New York, all in excellent condition, contained in original black linen-covered portfolio box.

Estimate
$120,000 - 180,000 

sold for $125,000

Contact Specialist
Kelly Troester
Modern Editions
ktroester@phillips.com
+ 1 212 940 1221

Cary Leibowitz
Contemporary Editions
cleibowitz@phillips.com
+ 1 212 940 1222

Editions

New York 29 April 2013 10am & 6pm