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Kara Walker

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Between Thought and Expression: Works from a Private American Collection

Kara Walker

Kara Walker

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Between Thought and Expression: Works from a Private American Collection

Kara Walker

b. 1969

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variously signed, titled and dated

watercolor, ink, ball-point pen and graphite on paper, in 27 parts

largest: 13 by 10 in. 33 by 25.4 cm.

smallest: 7 by 5 in. 17.8 by 12.7 cm.

Executed in 1995-96.

These works are in very good condition overall. There are soft undulations to the sheets, inherent to the artist’s working method and chosen medium. There are artist pinholes in several of the edges and corners as well as soft handling creases and minor incidences of skinning to some of the edges. There is an approximately ¼ inch tear to the top edge of the work installed in the middle row, one right of center. The sheets are hinged verso to the mat at the corners. Each framed under Plexiglas.


Framed dimensions of largest: 14 by 11 ⅝ in.  (35.6 by 29.5 cm.)

Framed dimensions of smallest: 9 ¾ by 7 ⅝ in.  (24.8 by 19.4 cm.)


The lot is sold in the condition it is in at the time of sale. The condition report is provided to assist you with assessing the condition of the lot and is for guidance only. Any reference to condition in the condition report for the lot does not amount to a full description of condition. The images of the lot form part of the condition report for the lot. Certain images of the lot provided online may not accurately reflect the actual condition of the lot. In particular, the online images may represent colors and shades which are different to the lot's actual color and shades. The condition report for the lot may make reference to particular imperfections of the lot but you should note that the lot may have other faults not expressly referred to in the condition report for the lot or shown in the online images of the lot. The condition report may not refer to all faults, restoration, alteration or adaptation. The condition report is a statement of opinion only. For that reason, the condition report is not an alternative to taking your own professional advice regarding the condition of the lot. NOTWITHSTANDING THIS ONLINE CONDITION REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE/BUSINESS APPLICABLE TO THE RESPECTIVE SALE.

Bernard Toale Gallery, Boston
Acquired from the above in April 1996 by the present owner
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Kara Walker: Upon My Many Masters - An Outline, 1997
Sydney, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Strange Days: The 4th Guinness Contemporary Art Project, 1998, pp. 34, 39 and 40, partially illustrated in color