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Kara Walker

Freedom, a Fable: A Curious Interpretation of the Wit of a Negress in Troubled Times, 1997

Artist's book: laser-cut paper pop-up book, bound in brown leather, with the accompanying Peter Norton Family Christmas Project card, contained in original corrugated cardboard box
9 1/2 × 8 1/2 × 1 in
24.1 × 21.6 × 2.5 cm
Edition of 4,000
This is part of a limited edition set.
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ISCP: Benefit Auction 2018

Freedom, a Fable: A Curious Interpretation of the Wit of a Negress in Troubled Times is a pop-up …

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Freedom, a Fable: A Curious Interpretation of the Wit of a Negress in Troubled Times is a pop-up artist’s book. Employing her signature silhouettes, the artist worked with paper engineer David Eisen to create this delicate and exquisitely detailed piece in book form. The text recounts the tale of N—, a female slave in …

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Kara Walker
American, b. 1969
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Kara Walker is known for creating black-and-white silhouette works that invoke themes of African …

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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 …

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Freedom, a Fable: A Curious Interpretation of the Wit of a Negress in Troubled Times is a pop-up …

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Freedom, a Fable: A Curious Interpretation of the Wit of a Negress in Troubled Times is a pop-up artist’s book. Employing her signature silhouettes, the artist worked with paper engineer David Eisen to create this delicate and exquisitely detailed piece in book form. The text recounts the tale of N—, a female slave in …

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Signature
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Kara Walker
American, b. 1969
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Kara Walker is known for creating black-and-white silhouette works that invoke themes of African …

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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 …

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Kara Walker

Freedom, a Fable: A Curious Interpretation of the Wit of a Negress in Troubled Times, 1997

Artist's book: laser-cut paper pop-up book, bound in brown leather, with the accompanying Peter Norton Family Christmas Project card, contained in original corrugated cardboard box
9 1/2 × 8 1/2 × 1 in
24.1 × 21.6 × 2.5 cm
Edition of 4,000
This is part of a limited edition set.
Bidding closed
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