WALKER~Kara – MCMXCIX

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Author: Kara Walker
Publisher: ROMA Publishers, Amsterdam
Year: 2017
Artist: Kara Walker
ISBN: 9789492811004

Softcover, 212 pp., 15 x23 cm
Scans: Ari Marcopoulos. Design: Roger Willems

Kara Walker, MCMXCIX

This sketchbook was begun in Munich in 1999, when I was 29 years old. Like most sketchbooks it served as a portal between the real world and the realm of her imagination. Although it was never intended to be shared, nevertheless quite a bit of “work” came out of this particular book, including the installation ‘Insurrection! (Our Tools Were Rudimentary, Yet We Pressed On)’, which is in the collection of the Guggenheim Museum. That, however, is an exception to the rule. For the most part the pages in this sketchbook reflect uneasy, unrefined, unfinished thoughts and anxieties, written and drawn with no objectives, no ulterior motives, and no filters. Kara Walker, July 2017.

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