Kara Walker - Evening & Day Editions London Monday, June 14, 2021 | Phillips
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    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 colours, on Somerset paper, with full margins.
I. 94 x 57 cm (37 x 22 1/2 in.)
S. 111.8 x 86.4 cm (44 x 34 in.)

Signed, dated and numbered 'XXIII/XXV' in pencil on the reverse, one of 25 in Roman numerals (also included in a complete portfolio of 26, in an edition of 20 in Arabic numerals), published by Sikkema Jenkins Editions, New York, unframed.

£8,000 - 12,000 

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Evening & Day Editions

London Auction 14 - 15 June 2021