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Kara Walker:  Dust Jackets for the Niggerati

Kara Walker: Dust Jackets for the Niggerati

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by Hilton Als, James Hannaham, and Christopher Stackhouse

African American artist Kara Walker (born 1969) has been acclaimed internationally for her candid investigations of race, sexuality, and violence through the lens of reconceived historical tropes. She had her first solo show at The Drawing Center in New York City in 1994 and, at the age of twenty-eight in 1997, was one of the youngest people to receive a MacArthur Fellowship. This publication documents Dust Jackets for the Niggerati—and Supporting Dissertations, Drawings Submitted Ruefully by Dr. Kara E. Walker, a major series of graphite drawings and hand-printed texts on paper that grew out of Walker’s attempts to understand how interpersonal and geopolitical powers are asserted through the lives of individuals.

9.5 x 1.0 x 12.5 inches, 144 pages, Hard-cover.

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