Kara Walker – Excerpt
Dimensions: 40 x 26″ framed / 37.88 x 24.25″ unframed
Medium: lithograph on Somerset Satin paper
Edition: PP 4/5 ed. 50
Kara Walker is among the most complex and prolific American artists of her generation. She has gained national and international recognition for her cut-paper silhouettes depicting historical narratives haunted by sexuality, violence, and subjugation. Walker has also used drawing, painting, text, shadow puppetry, film, and sculpture to expose the ongoing psychological injury caused by the tragic legacy of slavery. Her work leads viewers to a critical understanding of the past while also proposing an examination of contemporary racial and gender stereotypes.