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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.

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



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

© Kara Walker

Curatorial Department:
Prints, Drawings, and Photographs

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Currently not on view

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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.