Kara Walker Writing About Mickalene Thomas
by Jen Graves
on Thu, Jan 10, 2013 at 12:06 PM
Kara Walker's punishingly caricaturish silhouettes from slavery earned her both praise and protests. Now, in the current edition of Bomb, she's weighing in on another artist, Mickalene Thomas. It's always interesting to see what artists say about each other in public, their words adding to their works.
What does the artist who created this stark vision...
This panoramic silhouette was included in Kara Walker's survey exhibition Kara Walker: My Complement, My Enemy, My Oppressor, My Love.
...have to say about the artist who created this rhinestone-encrusted vision in oil and enamel?
Tamika sur une Chaise Lounge Avec Monet, 2012, 108 by 144 inches
This note appears at the end of Walker's Bomb piece:
Kara Walker is an artist living in New York. Walker’s work will be in upcoming shows at the Houston Museum of Contemporary Arts; the DeCordova Museum in Lincoln, Nebraska; and the Frye Museum in Seattle.
I don't know what show that's referring to, but I'll find out and get back to you.