484
484

PROPERTY FROM A PRESTIGIOUS EUROPEAN COLLECTION

Kara Walker
THE BATTLE OF ATLANTA: BEING THE NARRATIVE OF A NEGRESS IN THE FLAMES OF DESIRE- A RECONSTRUCTION
Estimate
250,000350,000
LOT SOLD. 422,500 USD
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484

PROPERTY FROM A PRESTIGIOUS EUROPEAN COLLECTION

Kara Walker
THE BATTLE OF ATLANTA: BEING THE NARRATIVE OF A NEGRESS IN THE FLAMES OF DESIRE- A RECONSTRUCTION
Estimate
250,000350,000
LOT SOLD. 422,500 USD
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Kara Walker
B.1969
THE BATTLE OF ATLANTA: BEING THE NARRATIVE OF A NEGRESS IN THE FLAMES OF DESIRE- A RECONSTRUCTION
paper cutouts with adhesive backing, in 19 parts
Dimensions Variable

Executed in 1995.



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Provenance

Brent Sikkema Collection, New York
Private Collection, Orlando
Sotheby's, New York, May 10, 2005, lot 72
Acquired by the present owner from the above sale

Exhibited

Atlanta, Nexus Contemporary Arts Center, The Battle of Atlanta: Being the Narrative of a Negress in the Flames of Desire - A Reconstruction, May - June 1995
New York, Wooster Gardens/Brent Sikkema, From the Bowels to the Bosom, March - April 1996


Literature

"Kara Walker: Wooster Gardens,'' New Art Examiner, vol. 23, May 1996, p. 49, illustrated (detail)
Jerry Saltz, "Kara Walker Ill-Will and Desire,'' Flash Art International, no. 191, November/December 1996, p. 83, illustrated in color (detail)
Lynn Gumpert, "Kara Walker: Anything but Black and White,'' Art News, vol. 96, January 1997, p. 136, illustrated (detail)
Hamza Walker, "Ni**er Lover Will There Be Any Black People in Utopia," Parkett, no. 59, Zurich, 2000, pp. 155-156, illustrated (details)
Exh. Cat., Ann Arbor, University of Michigan Museum of Art, Kara Walker: Pictures from Another Time, March - May 2002, p. 15, illustrated in color (detail); pp. 52-53, illustrated in color (installation at Brent Sikkema, 1996) and pp. 56-58, illustrated in color (details)

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