Portrait of a Seduction 1778

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  • Provenance

    Private Collection, Jeddah
    Christie's, London, 20 November 2012, lot 133
    Acquired at the above sale by the present owner

  • Artist Bio

    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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Portrait of a Seduction 1778

titled 'Portrait of A Seduction 1778' lower centre
acrylic on canvas
61 x 61 cm (24 x 24 in.)
Executed circa 1990.

Estimate
£15,000 - 20,000 

Contact Specialist
Simon Tovey
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London Auction 5 December 2018