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PROPERTY OF OAK BROOK BANK

Kara Walker
UNTITLED
Estimate
40,00060,000
LOT SOLD. 102,000 USD
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541

PROPERTY OF OAK BROOK BANK

Kara Walker
UNTITLED
Estimate
40,00060,000
LOT SOLD. 102,000 USD
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

Contemporary Art Day Sale

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New York

Kara Walker
B. 1969
UNTITLED
cut paper between linen, mounted in wooden light box
60 by 72 by 8 in. 152.4 by 182.9 by 20.3 cm.
Executed in 1996-1997.
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Provenance

Wooster Gardens, New York
Christie's, New York, November 17, 1999, Lot 366
Acquired by the present owner from the above sale

Catalogue Note

"Which of us has overcome his past? And the past of a Negro is blood dripping down through the leaves, gouged out eyeballs, the sex torn from the socket and severed with a knife. But this past is not special to the Negro. The horror is also the past, and the everlasting potential, or temptation, of the human race. If we do not know this, it seems to me, we know nothing about ourselves, nothing about each other; to have accepted this is also to have found a source of strength - source of all our power. But one must first accept this paradox, with joy." (James Baldwin)

Contemporary Art Day Sale

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