Kara Walker - Evening & Day Editions London Thursday, September 12, 2019 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Galerie Lelong, Paris
    Acquired directly from the above by the present owner

  • 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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Pocketwatch, scene No. 5, from The Emancipation Approximation

Screenprint in black, on Somerset paper, with full margins.
I. 94 x 57 cm (37 x 22 1/2 in.)
S. 111.7 x 86 cm (43 7/8 x 33 7/8 in.)

Signed, dated '2000' and numbered 'P.P. 1' in pencil on the reverse (a printer's proof, the edition was 25), published by Sikkema Jenkins Editions, New York, framed.

£5,000 - 7,000 

Sold for £11,250

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Evening & Day Editions

London Auction 12 September 2019