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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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The Bush; Skinny; and De-boning

The complete set of three free-standing, stainless steel multiples, painted black, all contained in the original black cardboard box.
The Bush 6 1/2 x 5 3/8 x 5/8 in. (16.5 x 13.7 x 1.6 cm)
Skinny 5 3/4 x 6 x 5/8 in. (14.6 x 15.2 x 1.6 cm)
De-Boning 4 3/8 x 4 x 5/8 in. (11.1 x 10.2 x 1.6 cm)

Signed and numbered 48/100 in black ink on a label affixed to the cover of the original box, published by Deutsche Guggenheim, Berlin.

$3,000 - 5,000 

Sold for $6,875

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Editions & Works on Paper

New York Auction 24 April 2018