Kara Walker installing The End of Uncle Tom and the Grand Allegorical Tableau of Eva in Heaven (1995).
Justin found evidence, but now there’s photographic proof: Kara Walker is indeed in the building preparing for next weekend’s opening of her first full-scale US museum survey, Kara Walker: My Complement, My Enemy, My Oppressor, My Love. Photographer Cameron Wittig has been documenting the artist installing her black-paper silhouette murals, sculptural black wood trees, and films and offers this behind-the-scenes view of Walker at work. For preparation of your own, visit the Kara Walker wiki, a collaboratively produced site filled with information on Walker and her art, from her biography and working techniques to a lexicon of the themes she addresses, a list of readings, and ideas on how to approach her beautiful, provocative, and sometimes controversial work.
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