Kara Walker. Crown and Bess on the island (plate, facing page 63) from Porgy & Bess. 2013

Kara Walker Crown and Bess on the island (plate, facing page 63) from Porgy & Bess 2013

  • Not on view
DuBose Heyward, Ira Gershwin
One from an illustrated book with sixteen lithographs
composition: 7 7/8 × 9 5/16" (20 × 23.7 cm); page: 12 5/8 × 9 5/8" (32 × 24.5 cm)
Arion Press, San Francisco
Derriere L'Etoile Studios, New York
Nina and Gordon Bunshaft Bequest (by exchange)
Object number
© 2021 Kara Walker
Illustrated book
Porgy & Bess
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