Presenting a GRAND and LIFELIKE Panoramic Journey into Picturesque Southern Slavery or "Life at 'Ol' Virginny's Hole' (sketches from Plantation Life)" See the Peculiar Institution as never before! All cut from black paper by the able hand of Kara Elizabeth Walker, an Emancipated Negress and leader in her Cause [detail], 1997.

Installation view:

Kara Walker: My Complement, My Enemy, My Oppressor, My Love,

Image 1: Hammer Museum, 2008

Photo: Joshua White

Images 2 and 3: Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, 2007

Photo: Dave Sweeney

Courtesy of the artists and Sikkema Jenkins & Co., New York

About the Artist

Kara Walker is a highly regarded African American artist, best known for her silhouette art pieces. Shocking and unapologetically honest, Walker’s depictions of problems concerning race, gender, sexuality, violence, and deep-seated negative caricatures of African Americans has made this artist and her work celebrated and the subject of much divisive debate. Walker now lives in New York and works within Columbia University’s MFA program.