Feb 17, 2009 - Sale 2169

Sale 2169 - Lot 161

Price Realized: $ 5,040
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Estimate: $ 5,000 - $ 7,000
KARA WALKER (1969 - )
Confederate Prisoners Being Conducted from Jonesborough to Atlanta.

Offset lithograph and screenprint on Somerset Textured wove paper, 2005. 610x890 mm; 24x35 inches, full margins. Signed, dated and numbered 27/35 in pencil, lower right. Printed and published by the LeRoy Neiman Center for Print Studies, Columbia University. From the suite of 15 prints Harper's Pictorial History of the Civil War (Annotated).
According to the Neiman Center, each of these 15 prints began with an enlargement, using offset lithography, of a woodcut plate from Ed. Alfred H. Guernsey and Henry M. Alden's Harper's Pictorial History of the Civil War, which was first published in Chicago in 1866. Each of these images was then overlaid with Walker's silhouette figures rendered with solid black silkscreen. This print series marks the first time Walker has united her trademark silhouettes with the kind of historical documentation that has so influenced her aesthetics.