Lot 484
  • 484

Kara Walker

250,000 - 350,000 USD
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  • Kara Walker
  • 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.


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


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


"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)