Kara Walker – Freedom, A Fable: A Curious Interpretation of the Wit of a Negress in Troubled Times


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Kara Walker – Freedom, A Fable: A Curious Interpretation of the Wit of a Negress in Troubled Times

Dimensions: 9.25 x 8.25 (closed) unframed
Year: 1997
Medium: Offset lithographs and laser-cut, pop-up silhouettes, letterpress; bound
Edition: 4000

Kara Walker’s cut-paper silhouette images, a technique quite popular in the 19th century for both portraiture and narrative illustrations, are bridges between the slavery folklore of the Antebellum South and the identity and gender issues that today concern modern African American women in particular.