The ecstasy of St. Kara texts by Tracy K. Smith, Kara Walker, John Lan – CULTURAL HERITAGE BOOKS


The ecstasy of St. Kara texts by Tracy K. Smith, Kara Walker, John Lansdowne

Cleveland Museum of Art

Regular price $ 140.00

Shipping calculated at checkout.

Cleveland, OH : Cleveland Museum of Art, 2016. Paperback. 62 pages : illustrations ; 31 cm. Exhibition catalog. Brand New.

Over the past two decades, Kara Walker has relentlessly examined racial injustice in the United States both past and present. The Ecstasy of St. Kara debuts Walker’s most recent artworks, a series of large-scale drawings on paper. Stemming from her time at an artist’s residency in Rome, the new works echo that city’s long and tumultuous history––its complicated layering of cultures, traditions, and religions, especially Christianity. The new drawings question the notion of history itself, and examine how Walker envisions the rise and fall of society.

Richly illustrated, this publication includes plates of each drawing as well as intimate photographs of the artist at work taken by her partner, acclaimed artist and filmmaker Ari Marcopoulos. An introduction by Reto Thüring and Beau Rutland contextualizes the importance of this latest evolution within Walker’s oeuvre; John Lansdowne addresses the topic of Christian iconography and its relationship to Walker’s new drawings; and Pulitzer Prize–winning poet Tracy K. Smith contributes a new poem. In addition, a text by Walker considers her work within the recent political climate."

Contents: Ghazal by Tracy K. Smith
Foreword by William M. Griswold
Introduction by Reto Thüring & Beau Rutland
Assassination by proxy by Kara Walker
Kara's dust by John Lansdowne


Q: What are your return policy?

A: We offer a 30-Day Money Back Guarantee for all purchases regardless of the reason for the return. Further details about return and refund can be found on our return page under the link column below.

Q: Where are you located?

A: We are located in Massachusetts.

Q: Do you have a customer service telephone number?

A: Yes we do. You can reach us Monday - Friday 9-5 PM E.S.T at (617) 599-2003.

Q: What payment method do you accept?

A: We accept all major credit cards, as well as PAYPAL, APPLEPAY AND GOOGLEPAY.

Q: I need additional photographs of this book to help me determine if it is the correct book that I am looking for? Can you send them to me?

A: Yes. Just send us a notice via the contact us page and we'll be happy to help.

We are always here to help so if you have any questions, just contact us via Facebook by way of that blue button on the left-hand side or send us an email via our contact us page. We also take phone calls from 10-5pm EST M-F at 617-599-2003.