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Kara Walker, Selected drawings from Do You Like Creme in Your Coffee and Chocolate in Your Milk? (1997)

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Walker Art Center

Date

1999

Institution Walker Art Center
Kara Walker's art takes an irreverent, humorous, ghoulish, and all-around fantastical look at the underbelly of America's obsessions with race, sex, and violence. Although best known for her room-size tableaus of black-and-white silhouettes, Walker also sustains a prolific output of smaller drawings and works on paper. The artist draws her iconography from sources as varied as the pre-Civil War American South, historical romance novels, commercial culture, and slave narratives. Through a "collusion of fact and fiction," she creates a complex reading of history that is at once seductive and terrifying. What at first glance appears innocent in its fairy-tale rendering is, upon closer inspection, soon revealed to be full of surprising twists and outlandish situations.
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Type: Commentary, object label
Source: Label text for Kara Walker, Selected drawings from Do You Like Creme in Your Coffee and Chocolate in Your Milk? (1997), from the exhibition Black History Month, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, February 1999.
Rights: Copyright 1999 Walker Art Center
Added to Site: March 1, 2009