Title: Kara Walker : Deutsche Bank Collection
Publisher: Deutsche Bank AG, Frankfurt A. M.
Publication Date: 2003
Book Condition: Fine
Edition: First Edition
84 pp. Profusely illustrated in colour with some fold out pages. Foreword by Dr. Arian Grigoteit and Friedhelm Hütter. Essays by Edna Moshenson and Marion Ackermann. Biography and exhibition history. Bilingual German and English Texts. Internally clean and unmarked with sound, tight binding. Black cloth covered boards with titles printed in white. No dustjacket as issued. Slight shelf wear otherwise fine condition. Size: 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 005061
Synopsis: What from far may seem a charming fairytale illustration or a blown-up version of the 18th-century silhouette, is in fact much darker and deeper. Kara Walker's oeuvre of black cut-paper silhouette wallworks creates vivid and shocking evocations, rooted in the most egregious stereotypes, of an antebellum world that comments on the system of slavery and its continuing legacy in the American consciousness. Arguably the most controversial young African-American artist working today, Walker explores issues of personal identity, racism, and social injustice, forcing the viewer to confront stereotypes that are often ignored, confirmed anew, and reinforced. This volume includes a selection of her silhouette works--on both black and grey walls, and with light projections--and drawings.
Essays by Edna Moshenson and Marion Ackermann.
Foreword by Dr. Ariane Grigoteit and Friedhelm Hütte.
Hardcover, 8.5 x 11.75 in.,59 color, 9 b/w illustrations
About the Author: Kara Walker was born in Stockton, California in 1969. Solo exhibitions of her work have been mounted at such venues as the 25th Biennale São Paolo, Kunstverein Hannover, The Tel Aviv Museum of Art, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, and the Renaissance Society, Chicago. In 1997, she was awarded a MacArthur Foundation "genius" grant. Walker lives and works in New York, where she is a professor at Columbia University.
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