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Freedom: a fable: a curious interpretation of the wit of a Negress in troubled times, with illustrations

A work made of bound volume of offset lithographs and five laser-cut, pop-up silhouettes on wove paper.

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  • A work made of bound volume of offset lithographs and five laser-cut, pop-up silhouettes on wove paper.

Date:

1997

Artist:

Kara Walker (American, born 1969)

About this artwork

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Ryerson and Burnham Libraries Special Collections

Artist

Kara Walker

Title

Freedom: a fable: a curious interpretation of the wit of a Negress in troubled times, with illustrations

Place

United States (Artist's nationality:)

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1997

Medium

Bound volume of offset lithographs and five laser-cut, pop-up silhouettes on wove paper

Dimensions

24 × 21.2 × 1.9 cm (9 1/2 × 8 3/8 × 3/4 in.)

Credit Line

Ryerson and Burnham Libraries Operating Fund

Reference Number

2023.3232

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