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10.12.2007

Kara Walker Retrospective 


It's amazing that someone just shy of 40 is already having a retrospective at the Whitney, but the show is a testament to how important and provocative Kara Walker's work is.

Ms. Walker first came to art world attention in 1994, when she was 24, with a mural she produced at the Drawing Center in SoHo....With its mock-antique form and Old South flavor, the piece had the airy, Valentine’s Day prettiness of a romantic ballet. But this was no love story. It was a danse infernal of sex, slavery and chitlin-circuit comedy.

If anyone is interested in checking out the exhibit I will probably be going before next weeks CMJ madness. If you want to learn more about Kara Walker check out this NY Times article.

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