Kara Walker (b. 1969)
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Kara Walker (b. 1969)

Portrait of a Seduction

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Kara Walker (b. 1969)
Portrait of a Seduction
acrylic on canvas
24 x 24in. (61 x 61cm.)
Executed circa 1990
Provenance
Private Collection, Jeddah.
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Lot Essay

'I knew that if I was going to make work that had to deal with race issues, they were going to be full of contradictions. Because I always felt that its really a love affair that weve got going in this country, a love affair with the idea of it [race issues], with the notion of major conflict that needs to be overcome and maybe a fear of what happens when that thing is overcome - And, of course, these issues also translate into [the] very personal: Who am I beyond this skin I'm in?' (K. Walker, quoted at http://learn.walkerart.org/karawalker/Main RepresentingRace).

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