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Estimate: $ 15,000 - $ 25,000
KARA WALKER (1969 - ) The Keys to the Coop.
Linoleum cut on thick wove paper, 1997. 1175x1540 mm; 46 1/4x60 1/2 inches (sheet). Trial proof, before the edition of 40. Signed, dated and titled in pencil, upper edge. Published by the Landfall Press, Inc., Chicago.
Provenance: Russell Bowman Art Advisory, Chicago, with the label on the frame back; the Dr. Robert H. Derden Collection of Contemporary Art, Chicago (2005).
With a letter from Landfall Press' Master printer, Jack Lemon, stating this proof was "one of the first pulled of the linocut matrix." Other impressions of this print are in the collections of the Tate Modern, London and the Brooklyn Museum, New York.