Kara Walker - Editions & Works on Paper New York Tuesday, October 19, 2021 | Phillips
  • Provenance

    Fredric Snitzer Gallery, Miami
    Private Collection, Florida, acquired from the above by the present owner

  • Literature

    Landfall Press KW-96-05A

  • 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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Cotton (L.P. KW-96-05A)

Etching and aquatint, on Mulberry paper Chine collé to Rives BFK paper, with full margins.
I. 11 7/8 x 8 3/4 in. (30.2 x 22.2 cm)
S. 18 x 15 1/8 in. (45.7 x 38.4 cm)

Signed, dated and numbered 34/35 in pencil (there were also 5 artist's proofs), published by Landfall Press, Inc., Chicago (with their copyright inkstamp on the reverse), unframed.

$1,500 - 2,500 

Sold for $21,420

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Editions & Works on Paper

New York Auction 19-21 October 2021