Identification and Creation
Object Number
2011.110
People
Kara Walker, American (Stockton, California born 1969)
Title
Dinah Washington
Classification
Prints
Work Type
print
Date
2010
Culture
American
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Unique ink transfer on white wove paper
Technique
Stamped
Dimensions
sight: 159.1 x 183.5 cm (62 5/8 x 72 1/4 in.)
framed: 161.6 x 189.7 x 5.7 cm (63 5/8 x 74 11/16 x 2 1/4 in.)
Inscriptions and Marks
  • Signed: On verso
  • inscription: She left her turbulent life behind/ at the tender age of 39./ In that short period, a volatile/ mix of raw undeniable talent/ and deep rooted insecurity/ took her to the heights of/ fame/ and the depths of/ self-doubt.
Provenance
Kara Walker, created 2010; [Sikkema Jenkins & Co., New York], sold; to Harvard Art Museums, 2011.
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
2011
Object Number
2011.110
Division
Modern and Contemporary Art
Contact
am_moderncontemporary@harvard.edu
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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

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