Davison Art Center, Wesleyan University

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Boo Hoo,

Linocut

Only state

Print impression quality: Excellent

Dimensions (Image): 1016 x 521 mm (40 x 20.5 in.)

Signed in pencil, lower right: “Kara Walker 2000”; inscribed, lower center: “Boo Hoo”

Edition: Printer’s Proof 1 of 6 outside the edition of 70 for “Parkett” 59 (2000); printed by Derrière L’Etoile Studio (New York); published by Parkett (Zurich and New York)

Accession number: 2001.25.1

Weedon Endowment funds, 2001

In this print, Kara Walker uses her signature style of the black silhouette to confront historical stereotypes about African Americans while alluding to the Biblical Eve (the serpent) and to slavery (the whip).

Work Type: print

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