Kara Walker - Freedom, a Fable is an illustrated artist's book with text and pop-up silhouettes. At first glance it appears to be a nineteenth-century children's book, but it is decidedly not. It tells the story of a female slave whose life after emancipation veers far from her dreams of meritocracy, revealing that Freedom, a Fable is not just the title of the work but is also the lesson to be learned.

Kara Walker - Freedom, a Fable is an illustrated artist's book with text and pop-up silhouettes. At first glance it appears to be a nineteenth-century children's book, but it is decidedly not. It tells the story of a female slave whose life after emancipation veers far from her dreams of meritocracy, revealing that Freedom, a Fable is not just the title of the work but is also the lesson to be learned.

Kara Walker, Insurrection! (Our Tools Were Rudimentary, Yet We Pressed On), 2000.

Kara Walker, Insurrection! (Our Tools Were Rudimentary, Yet We Pressed On), 2000.

Kara Walker "Mistress Demanded a Swift and Dramatic Empathetic Reaction Which We Obliged Her" (2000) | Art21 | PBS

Kara Walker "Mistress Demanded a Swift and Dramatic Empathetic Reaction Which We Obliged Her" (2000) | Art21 | PBS

Freedom, A Fable, 1997, Pop-up paper cut-outs, serif type on Classic Crest Cover, leather 9 ½ x 8 ¼ in. (closed), Edition of 4,000

Celebrating Black History Month: Kara Walker

Freedom, A Fable, 1997, Pop-up paper cut-outs, serif type on Classic Crest Cover, leather 9 ½ x 8 ¼ in. (closed), Edition of 4,000

Freedom, a Fable: A Curious Interpretation of the Wit of a Negress in Troubled Times by Kara Walker

Freedom, a Fable: A Curious Interpretation of the Wit of a Negress in Troubled Times by Kara Walker

The Shadow Act - The New Yorker artist Kara Walker

Kara Walker’s Shadow Act

The Shadow Act - The New Yorker artist Kara Walker

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kara walker art | Kara+Walker++69.jpg

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