Kara Walker, ‘An Unpeopled Land In Uncharted Waters’, 2010, Choice Works Benefit Auction 2015
Kara Walker, ‘An Unpeopled Land In Uncharted Waters’, 2010, Choice Works Benefit Auction 2015
Kara Walker, ‘An Unpeopled Land In Uncharted Waters’, 2010, Choice Works Benefit Auction 2015
Kara Walker, ‘An Unpeopled Land In Uncharted Waters’, 2010, Choice Works Benefit Auction 2015
Kara Walker, ‘An Unpeopled Land In Uncharted Waters’, 2010, Choice Works Benefit Auction 2015
Kara Walker, ‘An Unpeopled Land In Uncharted Waters’, 2010, Choice Works Benefit Auction 2015
Kara Walker, ‘An Unpeopled Land In Uncharted Waters’, 2010, Choice Works Benefit Auction 2015

Estimated value: $48,000

An Unpeopled Land In Uncharted Waters - No World 2010
27 × 39 inches /

An Unpeopled Land In Uncharted Waters - Beacon (After R. G.)
27 × 11 inches /

An Unpeopled Land in Uncharted Waters - Savant
27 × 17 inches /

An Unpeopled Land In Uncharted Waters - The Secret Sharerer
27 × 27 inches /

An Unpeopled Land In Uncharted Waters- Buoy
27 × 35.5 inches /

An Unpeopled Land in Uncharted Waters- Dread
27 × 15 inches

Signature: Yes

About Kara Walker

Kara Walker is known for creating black-and-white silhouette works that invoke themes of African American racial identity. Her subjects, often scenes of slavery, conflict or violence, are rendered in a style recalling traditional African illustration and folklore of the pre-Civil War United States; the works preserve and draw critical attention to these earlier cultural epochs. Working in collage, Walker cuts out and affixes black or white paper directly to gallery walls, and utilizes light projectors to cast viewers’ own shadows into her silhouetted narratives, creating a deeply engaging experience. Despite the oftentimes sombre nature of her subjects, Walker relies on humor and viewer interaction. “I didn’t want a completely passive viewer,” she has said. “I wanted to make work where the viewer wouldn’t walk away; he would either giggle nervously, get pulled into history, into fiction, into something totally demeaning and possibly very beautiful.”

American, b. 1969, Stockton, California, based in New York, New York