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Kara Walker

[African-American, born in 1969]

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Original works by Kara Walker available for purchase at art galleries worldwide
Museums and Public Art Galleries Worldwide:
Notable SiteArt Institute of Chicago   NEW!

Notable SiteFine Arts Museums of San Francisco   NEW!

Notable SiteGuggenheim Berlin
This space is now closed, but some information about past exhibitions remains online

Notable SiteGuggenheim Museum, New York City
Insurrection! (Our Tools Were Rudimentary, Yet We Pressed On), 2000

Notable SiteGuggenheim Museum, New York City

Notable SiteMetropolitan Museum of Art, New York City   NEW!

Notable SiteMuseum of Modern Art, New York City

Notable SiteMuseum of Modern Art, New York City
Boo-Hoo, 2000

Notable SiteNational Gallery of Art, Washington D.C.   NEW!
Most but not all artists in the NGA database have works online

Notable SiteSan Francisco Museum of Modern Art

Notable SiteSmithsonian American Art Museum, Washington D.C.   NEW!

Notable SiteTate Gallery, London, UK

Notable SiteWhitney Museum of American Art, New York City
Information about a 2007-2008 exhibition

Addison Gallery of American Art, Andover, Massachusetts

Asheville Art Museum, North Carolina
Freedom: A Fable

Broad Art Foundation

Brooklyn Museum, New York City

Cleveland Museum of Art, Ohio

Colby College Museum of Art, Maine
The Gift, 1997

Hammer Museum, California
Images from a 2008 exhibition

Harvard University Art Museums, Massachusetts
Harvard have works in their collections, but unfortunately you have to type in the search yourself

Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indiana

Milwaukee Art Museum, Wisconsin
A Means to An End

Museo di Arte Moderna e Contemporanea, Trento, Italy (in Italian)  

Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago
Presenting Negro Scenes Drawn Upon My Passage through the South

Philadelphia Museum of Art   NEW!

Princeton University Art Museum, New Jersey

Sweeney Art Gallery at U.C. Riverside, California
Freedom, A Fable, pop-up book, 1997

The Contemporary Museum, Honolulu, Hawaii
The Means to an End - A Shadow Drama in Five Acts, 1995

The Renaissance Society at The University of Chicago

Walker Art Center, Minnesota

National Art Databases and Museum Inventories:

Art Fund for UK Museums

Art Market:
(e.g. records of past sales at auction; sites providing examples of the artist's signature)
Art Signature Dictionary   NEW!

Christie's Past Sale Archive
(database goes as far back as 1991; images go about as far back as 1999)

Sotheby's Sold Lot Archive
(database goes as far back as 1998; images where permitted by copyright go about as far back as 2001)

Pictures from Image Archives:
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Miscellaneous Sites:
Artnet Artist Works Catalogues  

Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art

Superb reproductions of a couple of works plus a photograph of the artist.

Culture Shock: Are the arts dangerous?

The Sender Collection, New York
A private lending collection of Minimal and Conceptual Art
(Get past the splash page, then click "Artists")

Articles and Reference Sites:
Notable SiteEncyclopedia Britannica complete article on Kara Walker  
Note: The full version of the article is available only if you follow this link. If you bookmark the article and return later, or if you navigate directly to the Britannica website, you will see a 100-word preview only. Troubleshooting

Notable SiteUnion List of Artist Names (Getty Museum)  
Reference sheet with basic information about the artist and pointers to other references.

Notable SiteWikipedia, the "Open Content" Encyclopedia

artcritical, the online magazine of art and ideas
Untitled, 2003

"Cut It Out!"

Bomb Magazine
Interview with the artist

Deutsche Bank Artmag
The Ironic Masquerades of Kara Walker

Deutsche Bank Artmag
A conversation between Darius James and Kara Walker

Deutsche Bank Artmag
Kara Walker at the Vienna MuseumsQuartier

Frieze Magazine
"Kara Walker's film 8 Possible Beginnings"

Frieze Magazine
"Strange Fruit"

Frieze Magazine
Review (from issue 102): Kara Walker

Museo Magazine
Rethinking the Woman as Fetish: The Art of Kara Walker

New York Magazine
"An Explosion of Color, in Black and White", 2007 article by Jerry Saltz

The Village Voice
"Making the Cut", 2005 article by Jerry Saltz

The Village Voice
"Queen of Night", 2006 article by Jerry Saltz

The Village Voice
"Making the Cut", 1998 article by Jerry Saltz

Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto
A one-hour audio interview with the artist

Frieze Foundation, London, UK
Film commissioned by Frieze Film in 2007

Profile from art:21 - Art in the 21st Century

San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
Interactive Flash feature: Kara Walker's No Mere Words . . .

"Look Inside" and "Search Inside" Books at Amazon
Look Inside Books:Selections from the books listed below are scanned in, in high res. Text is clearly readable and art reproductions vary from so-so to excellent. Don't miss the fact that you can usually zoom in via the "View" drop-down menu, along the top row of Amazon's Online Reader.            
Search Inside Books:Same as "Look Inside", except that the entire book is scanned in, and the text is fully searchable. This is an unbelievable resource, for research and especially for previewing a book when making the decision to buy.
Note: Some "Search Inside" features are limited to people signed in to an account which has previously made a purchase at Amazon.
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Seeing the Unspeakable: The Art of Kara Walker


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