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Vanishing Act

20th century
301 x 225 mm (11.9 x 8.9 in.)

Kara Elizabeth Walker, American, b. born 1969

Object Type: print
Medium and Support: Etching and spit-bite aquatint on chine collé mulberry paper on Rives BFK paper
Print impression quality: Excellent
Edition: Number 18 from edition of 35; printed by Steven B. Campbell at Landfall Press, Inc. (Chicago). This is from an untitled set of four prints published by Landfall Press: Untitled (Landfall Press number KW-96-05D); Lil’ Patch O’ Woods (Landfall KW-96-05B); Cotton (KW96-05A); and Vanishing Act (this etching, KW-96-05C). The DAC collection includes Untitled and Vanishing Act.
Marks: Signed in pencil, lower right: “KW 97”
Bibliography: Pamela Franks and Robert E. Steele, Embodied: Black Identities in American Art from the Yale University Art Gallery (New Haven, CT: Yale University Art Gallery, 2010), p. 33 with reproduction of Yale’s impression; see also On Paper, vol. 2, no. 1 (September–October 1997), pp. 10–14 and vol. 2, no. 4 (March–April 1998), p. 11.
Credit Line: Friends of the Davison Art Center funds, 1997
Accession Number: 1997.19.2

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