The Emancipation Approximation (Scene #18)
From the set of twenty-six screenprints The Emancipation Approximation, 1999-2000

Kara Walker, American, born 1969. Printed by Jean Yves Noblet, New York. Published by Jenkins Sikkema Editions, New York.

Geography:
Published in New York, New York, United States, North and Central America

Date:
1999-2000

Medium:
Screenprint

Dimensions:
Image and sheet: 44 x 33 15/16 inches (111.8 x 86.2 cm)

Copyright:
© 2014 Kara Walker

Curatorial Department:
Prints, Drawings, and Photographs

Object Location:

Currently not on view

Accession Number:
2002-184-1

Credit Line:
Purchased with the Marion Stroud Fund for Contemporary Art on Paper, 2002

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Kara Walker's bold installations of wall-sized black-and-white silhouettes address the complexity of interracial relationships during the Civil War era and present her perceptions of a continuing legacy of exploitation. The image in this print was adapted from a vast narrative cycle titled The Emancipation Approximation that was installed in the Carnegie International Exhibition in Pittsburgh in 1999.