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  • Literature

    Jörg Schellmann, ed., Wall Works, Munich/New York, 1999, pp. 215-219
    Jörg Schellmann, ed., Forty Are Better Than One, Munich/New York, 2009, pp. 332-333 and p. 405
    Udo Kittelmann and Gabriele Knapstein, ed., Wall Works, Berlin, 2014, p. 166

  • Catalogue Essay

    The Wall Works Series

    "Increasingly the limitation of fine art editions to prints and objects did not seem to reflect the technical possibilities and the recent developments in artistic strategies and actual art production. Installation in architecture had become an important issue both in theory and artistic practice. Edition Schellmann was trying to develop an idea as to how the concept of installation in a given architectural space could be realised as an edition. The result was the Wall Works project. It celebrates the basic idea of architecture being the ‘mother, the synthesis of the arts’. From the cave drawing on, in the development of the work of art, it has been an integral part of architecture."

    - Jörg Schellmann, ed., Forty Are Better Than One, Munich/New York, 2009, p. 396

    "The silhouette was a near perfect solution to a complex project that I set for myself … to try and uncover the often subtle and uncomfortable ways racism, and racist and sexist stereotypes influence and script our everyday lives."

    - Kara Walker (Jörg Schellmann, ed., Forty Are Better Than One, Munich/New York, 2009, p. 332)

  • 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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Pastoral, from Wall Works

1998
Wall painting in black latex paint, to be installed using the provided cut-out adhesive stencil.
stencil 183 x 181 cm (72 x 71 1/4 in.)
Signed, dated and numbered 'A.P.1' in black ink on the accompanying Certificate of Authenticity (one of 4 artist's proofs aside from the edition of 15), published by Edition Schellmann, Munich and New York. This wall work to be installed according to the artist's specifications on the certificate.

Estimate
£15,000 - 20,000 

Sold for £17,500

Contact Specialist

Anne Schneider-Wilson

Head of Sale, Senior Specialist 
London
+44 207 4042

Edition Schellmann: Fifty Are Better Than One

London Auction 6 June 2019