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Identification and Creation
Object Number
M23616
People
Kara Walker, American (Stockton, California born 1969)
Published by Landfall Press Inc.
Title
Untitled (John Brown)
Classification
Prints
Work Type
print
Date
1997
Culture
American
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Etching and aquatint with mulberry paper chine collé
Technique
Etching and aquatint
Dimensions
plate: 30.2 x 25.7 cm (11 7/8 x 10 1/8 in.)
sheet: 45.72 x 38.1 cm (18 x 15 in.)
Inscriptions and Marks
  • inscription: l.l in pencil: 32/35
  • inscription: l.r in pencil: KW97
  • inscription: Verso: COPYRIGHT 1997 followed by the publisher's full address (in light brown ink stamp) and KW96-05D (in graphite) at bottom left
Provenance
[Landfall Press Inc., Chicago, Illinois], sold; to Harvard University Art Museums, October 14, 1997.
State, Edition, Standard Reference Number
Edition
32/35
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Margaret Fisher Fund
Copyright
© Kara Walker, Courtesy of Sikkema Jenkins & Co., New York
Accession Year
1997
Object Number
M23616
Division
Modern and Contemporary Art
Contact
am_moderncontemporary@harvard.edu
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Descriptions
Commentary
Kara Walker has gained attention for her distinct approach to racial stereotypes formed in the American South during the antebellum period. Her use of humor in manipulating grotesque caricatures is evident in her paper silhouette installations and transfers well into the medium of etching. This print is an excellent example of fine contemporary workmanship.

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