Kara Walker - Editions & Works on Paper New York Friday, March 11, 2022 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Brent Sikkema Gallery, New York
    Acquired from the above by the present owner, 2002

  • 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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Property from a Distinguished New York Drawings Collector

80

Untitled

2001
Watercolor drawing, on paper
S. 18 x 12 in. (45.7 x 30.5 cm)
Signed with initials and dated in pencil on the reverse, framed.

Estimate
$7,000 - 10,000 

Sold for $20,160

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Editions & Works on Paper

New York Auction 11 March 2022