Kara Walker, ‘Pastoral, from Wall Works’, 1998, Phillips
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Kara Walker

Pastoral, from Wall Works, 1998

Wall painting in black latex paint, to be installed using the provided cut-out adhesive stencil.
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stencil 183 x 181 cm (72 x 71 1/4 in.)

From the Catalogue:
The Wall Works Series

"Increasingly …

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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 …
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 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.”

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stencil 183 x 181 cm (72 x 71 1/4 in.)

From the Catalogue:
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 …

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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 …
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 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.”

Kara Walker

Pastoral, from Wall Works, 1998

Wall painting in black latex paint, to be installed using the provided cut-out adhesive stencil.
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