” I was making big paintings with mythological themes. When I started painting black figures, the white professors were relieved, and the black students were like, ‘She’s on our side.’ These are the kinds of issues that a white male artist just doesn’t have to deal with. “


” There was a manifesto in the late ’60s/early ’70s, and it basically laid out what ‘black art’ was and that it should embrace black history and black culture. There were all these rules – I was shocked, when I found it in a book, that it even existed, that it would demarcate these artists. “


” I’m a sponge for historical images of black people and black history on film. “


” I never learned how to be adequately black. I never learned how to be black at all. “



All 4 Kara Walker Quotes about Black in picture


I was making big paintings with mythological themes. When I started painting black figures, the white professors were relieved, and the black students were like,
There was a manifesto in the late
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I never learned how to be adequately black. I never learned how to be black at all.

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