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  • 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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Testimony; and Chanterelle Menu

2005 and 2006
Two prints, comprised of one photogravure and one screenprint, on Twinrocker paper, with full margins,
testimony I. 16 1/2 x 21 3/4 in (41.9 x 55.2 cm)
testimony S. 22 1/4 x 30 3/4 in (56.5 x 78.1 cm);
menu I. 17 3/4 x 12 1/2 in (45.1 x 31.8 cm)
menu S. 20 x 14 3/4 in (50.8 x 37.5 cm)

testimony signed with initials and dated `2005', published by Lower East Side Print Shop, New York (with their blindstamp), the menu with text on reverse of Chanterelle's menu for May 21, 2006, Testimony with two small spots of soiling in lower margin, minor soiling near the sheet edges, soft creasing in places at the sheet edges, the menu with several scuffs, minor soiling in the margins and on the reverse, otherwise both in very good condition, both unframed.

Estimate
$2,500 - 3,500 

Sold for $2,500

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