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Boo Hoo

20th century
1016 x 521 mm (40 x 20.5 in.)

Kara Elizabeth Walker, American, b. born 1969

Object Type: print
Medium and Support: Linocut
State: Only state
Print impression quality: Excellent
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)
Marks: Signed in pencil, lower right: “Kara Walker 2000”; inscribed, lower center: “Boo Hoo”
Credit Line: Weedon Endowment funds, 2001
Accession Number: 2001.25.1

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  • African American artists - LC sh 85001794
  • animals - This section can use more hierarchical (quasi-Linnaean) refinement in future; extant terms were assembled into a fairly flat and slightly redundant structure to expedite conversion.
  • Bible
  • Eve
  • Old Testament
  • race (concept) - Identification of a group of people as distinct from other groups on the basis of physical or socially defined characteristics, such as language. [May 1995 descriptor added.]
  • religions
  • reptiles
  • silhouettes - Use for portraits cut from paper and mounted on a contrasting background; also, by extension, images showing no interior detail set against a contrasting background. [April 1991 descriptor moved; scope note changed.]
  • slavery
  • snakes

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

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