• Issue
  • Mar 01, 2023

Inside Burger Collection: Kara Walker

Installation view of KARA WALKER’s The Long Hot Black Road to Freedom, a Double-Dixie Two-Step, 2005-08, cut paper, adhesive on wall, and paint on wall, approx. 5.2 × 45.7 m, at "The World is a Stage: Stories Behind Pictures," Mori Art Museum, Tokyo, 2005. Photo by Kioku Keizo. All images copyright the artist. All images courtesy Sikkema Jenkins & Co., New York; and Spruth Magers, Berlin / London / Los Angeles / New York.

I.“The illusion is that most of my work is simply about past events, a point in history and nothing else.”