Pop-up silhouette book; binding: maroon buckram covers

%C2%A9 Kara Walker

Freedom, A Fable: A Curious Interpretation of the Wit of a Negress in Troubled Times, 1997

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Kara Walker's cut-paper silhouette images, a technique quite popular in the 19th century for both portraiture and narrative illustrations, are bridges between the slavery folklore of the Antebellum South and the identity and gender issues that today concern modern African American women in particular.

Details
Title
Freedom, A Fable: A Curious Interpretation of the Wit of a Negress in Troubled Times
Artist Life
born 1969
Role
Artist
Accession Number
B.97.8
Provenance
Evan M. Maurer, Minneapolis; given to MIA, 1997.
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Pop-up silhouette book; binding: maroon buckram covers

© Kara Walker