Kara Walker: A Black Hole Is Everything a Star Longs to Be

Kara Walker: A Black Hole Is Everything a Star Longs to Be

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Kara Walker: A Black Hole Is Everything a Star Longs to Be

This gorgeous, 600-page volume delves into the creative process of Kara Walker, one of the most celebrated artists working in the United States today. Through her work, Walker engages with her identity as an artist, an African American, a woman, and a mother.

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Kara Walker

This gorgeous, 600-page volume delves into the creative process of Kara Walker, one of the most celebrated artists working in the United States today. Through her work, Walker engages with her identity as an artist, an African American, a woman, and a mother. While she is best known for her monumental installations, she also works with ink, graphite, and collage. Since the early 1990s, drawing and working on paper have been the foundation of her artistic production.

This volume shows the reader the genesis of Walker's art and the transformative power of her figures and narratives. It presents Walker's completed large-format pieces among typewritten notes on index cards and dream journal entries. Her sketches and studies for pieces appear alongside collages. More than 700 works on paper created between 1992 and 2020 are reproduced in print for the first time from the artist's own strictly guarded private archive, capturing Walker's career with unprecedented intimacy.


  • Softcover
  • 600 pages
  • 8.4 × 1.1 × 11 inches
  • Published 2021
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