Kara Walker - NOW: Art of the 21st Century Theme Sale New York Saturday, March 6, 2010 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    New York Academy Graduate School of Figurative Art, Take Home a Nude Benefit Auction, 1997

  • Artist Biography

    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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Watercolor and ink on paper.

20 x 15 in. (50.8 x 38.1 cm).

Signed, titled and dated “K Walker ‘Hide’ 1997” on the reverse.

$8,000 - 10,000 

Sold for $8,750

NOW: Art of the 21st Century Theme Sale

6 March 2010
New York