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  • Provenance

    Marc Foxx Gallery, Los Angeles
    Acquired from the above by the present owner in 2004

  • 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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Ο197

O! The Pathos of Black Womanhood

signed, titled and dated '"O! the PATHOS OF BLACK womanhood" K. Walker '94' on the stretcher
cut paper on canvas
151.8 x 121 cm (59 3/4 x 47 5/8 in.)
Executed in 1994.

Estimate
£45,000 - 65,000 

Sold for £93,750

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20th Century & Contemporary Art Day Sale

London Auction 26 June 2018