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Protests at Whitney Museum This Weekend Call for Weapons Supplier’s Ouster

December 11th, 2018

Whitney Protests, via Art NewsA protest at The Whitney this past Sunday called for the departure of Warren B. Kanders, the vice chair of the museum’s board, from his post. “We are not fools,” the group Decolonize This Place said in a statement. “We know law is not justice. Your statement makes it clear which side you are on: the side of Safariland, and this we simply cannot accept.”
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Kimberly Drew Profiled in NYT

December 11th, 2018

Kimberly Drew, via NYTKimberly Drew is profiled in the New York Times this week, as she moves on from her position at The Met and embraces writing full-time. “I want to give my whole heart to this skill that I have been cultivating,” she says.
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Walmat Acquires Art.Com

December 11th, 2018

Crystal Bridges, via Art DailyWalmart is acquiring the art and framing company Art.com, which claims to be the “world’s largest online specialty retailer of high-quality wall art.” “This will enhance the customer experience with millions of additional choices for art, wall décor and personalized print-on-demand capabilities while creating a richer, deeper shopping experience across the home category,” the company said in a statement.
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REFERENCE LIBRARY

Kara Walker

b. 1969
Lives and works in:

New York, NY

Represented by:

Max Hetzler, Berlin

Education includes:

Rhode Island School of Design MFA, Providence Atlanta College of Art BFA, Atlanta

Walker, an African-American painter, often tackles issues like race, gender, violence and identity. Much of her work deals specifically with African diaspora as well as reminding of the horrors and grim realities that characterized the 19th American South. She often draws on famous characters from American literature and folklore to reveal subtle racism and stereotypes.

Walker’s work has been exhibited in museums like The Renaissance Museum in Chicago, New York’s Museum of Modern Art, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Minneapolis’ Walker Art Center and the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago.

Famous works include ‘Motherland‘ and the large-scale exhibit For the Benefit of All Mankind (Mos’ Specially the Master One, Boss).

In 2007, she was included in Time Magazine’s list of the world’s 100 most influential artists and entertainers. She is currently a faculty member of Columbia University’s MFA program.

“Kara Walker: My Complement, My Enemy, My Oppressor, My Love”[ArtObserved]

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