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?
Walker's commentary influenced by her own memories of the 1970s is here, and Thomas's exhibition at the Brooklyn Museum is up through January 20.
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.