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Testimony, 2005

Photograph

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IN
CM
Price
Edition of 40
$15,000
    • Set of five photogravures.
    • Signed by the artist.

    About The Work

    Kara Walker's black silhouettes show characters and scenes grounded in race and the history of the black experience in America. Testimony is a photogravure from Walker's 2004 video work Testimony: Narrative of a Negress Burdened by Good Fortune. Powerful, disturbing, and controversial, Testimony bears witness to the trauma of slavery that persists in contemporary culture.

    Walker's exaggerated outlines of facial features, body shapes, and costume convey her subjects' ethnicity and comment on the way people are defined by race. "The silhouette says a lot with very little information," Walker says, "but that's also what the stereotype does. So I saw the silhouette and the stereotype as linked."

    About Kara Walker

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    • This work is final sale and not eligible for return.

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