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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 Means to an End...A Shadow Drama in Five Acts

1995
Etching and aquatint, on five sheets of Somerset paper, the full sheets,
34 1/2 x 116 1/2 in. (87.6 x 295.9 cm)
signed, dated `95' and annotated `TP' in pencil (one of 3 trial proofs, the edition was 20 and 5 artist's proofs), published by Landfall Press, Chicago, framed.

Estimate
$25,000 - 35,000 

Sold for $47,500

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