Augusta Savage
Identification and Creation
Object Number
2011.109
People
Kara Walker, American (Stockton, California born 1969)
Title
Augusta Savage
Classification
Prints
Work Type
print
Date
2010
Culture
American
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Unique ink transfer on white wove paper
Technique
Stamped
Dimensions
sight: 110.8 x 183.5 cm (43 5/8 x 72 1/4 in.)
framed: 116.8 x 189.7 x 5.7 cm (46 x 74 11/16 x 2 1/4 in.)
Inscriptions and Marks
  • Signed: On verso
  • inscription: While she was all but forgotten/ at the time of her death, ~~~ is re-/ membered today as a great artist, activist, and arts/ educator/ SERVING/ AS AN/ INSPIRATION/ to the many that she taught, helped,/ and encouraged.
Provenance
Kara Walker, created 2010; [Sikkema Jenkins & Co., New York], sold; to Harvard Art Museums, 2011.
Aquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Margaret Fisher Fund
Copyright
© Kara Walker, Courtesy of Sikkema Jenkins & Co., New York
Accession Year
2011
Object Number
2011.109
Division
Modern and Contemporary Art
Contact
am_moderncontemporary@harvard.edu
Exhibition History

Dust Jackets for the Niggerati - and Supporting Dissertations, Drawings submitted ruefully by Dr. Kara E. Walker, Sikkema Jenkins & Co., 04/21/2011 - 06/11/2011

Recent Acquisitions, Part II: Building the Collection, Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge, 06/19/2012 - 09/29/2012

Verification Level

3 - Good. Object is well described and information is vetted