The Easel

Kara Walker’s Next Act

Kara Walker’s black paper silhouettes brought renown. What made her genuinely famous was her large public sculpture in New York covered in sugar. “She … knows that putting a naked representation of a black woman in a public space invites all sorts of projections, bullshit, and reverence. She likes that. [Her artist father has asked her] when are you going to get over this race thing?”