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KARA WALKER

 

Porgy & Bess (The libretto by DuBose Heyward and Ira Gershwin), artist’book including a suite of 4 lithographs.
Artist’book, with 16 lithographs by Kara Walker, edition of 400 numbered copies, Quarto, 12 5/8 x 9 3/4 inches, 136 pages, signed by the artist. Bound with red leather spine and printed cotton sides, in slipcase
A suite of 4 lithographs, printed on Somerset paper, different from the images in the book, each 18 x 15 inches, edition 40, signed and numbered by the artist.
$ 11.750,-

 

  

one of the pages from the artist'book

 

one of the pages from the artist'book

 

  

images (details) from the suite of 4 litographs

 

images (details) from the suite of 4 litographs

 

images (details) from the suite of 4 litographs


Porgy & Bess has been controversial since its premiere in 1935; Kara Walker is known for her controversial art on themes of race, violence, and American history.
In her Artist’s Statement, she says of the characters: “they’ve become archetypes of another no less grand drama, that of: ‘American Negroes drawn up by white authors, and retooled by individual actors, amid charges of racism, and counter charges of high-art on stage and screen, in the face of social and political upheaval, over generations.”
This fraught status, along with memories of her mother’s reaction to a cast recording, led her to render them in a straightforward way, “…more an homage to the feeling of the music. And to that feeling I had as a child of a heavy atmosphere hanging around a timeless act of love.”

 

Harper's Pictorial History of the Civil War (Annotated), set of 15 offset lithographs/silkscreens, paper size 53 x 39 inches, image size 35 x 24 inches, edition 35, signed and numbered, 2005

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prints individually available: 

Banks's Army Leaving Simmsport

Occupation of Alexandria

Signal Station, Summit of Maryland Heights

Lost Mountain at Sunrise

An Army Train

Foote's gun Boats

Deadbrook  

Cotton Hoards in the Southern Swamp

Buzzard's Roost Pass ramed                                                              

Pack-Mules in the Mountains

 

 

Banks's Army Leaving Simmsport

 

detail

 

Occupation of Alexandria

 

detail

 

Signal Station, Summit of Maryland Heights

 

detail

 

  

Scene of McPherson's Debat                                                                                Buzzard's Roost Pass

 

From: Emancipation Approximation, Scene nr.15, silkscreen print, 44 x 34 inches, edition of 20, signed and numbered, 2000

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We can offer also a Wall painting installation by KARA WALKER. About this work: please contact us for images, availability, price and other information.