Kara Walker - Evening Editions London Tuesday, February 26, 2013 | Phillips

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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 Keys to the Coop

Linocut, on wove paper, with full margins,
I. 77 x 108 cm (30 3/8 x 42 1/2 in);
S. 117.5 x 153.8 cm (46 1/4 x 60 1/2 in)

signed with initials, dated '97', titled and numbered 9/40 in pencil, published by Landfall Press Inc., Chicago, in excellent condition, framed.

£3,000 - 4,000 

Sold for £5,000

Evening Editions

27 February 2013