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Theme for the Fons Americanus

2021
Kara Walker, Theme for the Fons Americanus, 2021

£1800

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Kara Walker has generously produced Theme for the Fons Americanus, 2021, a limited edition print on the occasion of the Hyundai Commission, Fons Americanus, at Tate Modern, 2 October 2019 – 7 February 2021.

Walker’s edition is a study for her Fons Americanus, a 13-metre tall site-specific fountain and sculpture created for the Turbine Hall in Tate Modern and inspired by the Victoria Memorial in front of Buckingham Palace, London. Rather than a celebration of the British Empire, Fons Americanus subverts the usual function of a memorial to question narratives of power and explore the interconnected histories of Africa, America and Europe. Utilising water as a central motif, Walker links the legacies of imperialism and white supremacy to the legacies of individual lives, fates, and tragedies. Bringing together fact, fiction and memory, Fons Americanus stands as a representation of this narrative, a new mythology of the Black Atlantic. This edition offers a fascinating glimpse into the artist’s process.

Theme for the Fons Americanus, 2021, is an archival digital pigment print edition, each signed and numbered by the artist and comes unframed.

Prices of the artwork are liable to change. As a limited edition sells out, prices of the artwork are subject to increase and the price will be clearly indicated.
  • Artist Kara Walker
  • Artwork Theme for the Fons Americanus
  • Dimensions 77.5 x 56 cm
  • Material Archival digital pigment print on paper
  • Edition Edition of 80, signed and numbered
  • Date of work 2021
Based in New York, Kara Walker (b. 1969, Stockton, California) works in a variety of mediums, including painting, print-making and installation. She is best known for her candid investigation of race, gender, sexuality, and violence through silhouetted figures that have appeared in numerous exhibitions worldwide.

Walker is the recipient of many awards, notably the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation Achievement Award in 1997 and the United States Artists, Eileen Harris Norton Fellowship in 2008. In 2012, Walker became a member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters.

Recent solo exhibitions and projects have been presented at; Kunstmuseum Basel, Basel, Switzerland (2021); New Britain Museum of American Art, New Britain, CT (2020); Sikkema Jenkins & CO., New York , Sprüth Magers, Berlin, Germany (2020) and The Broad, Los Angeles, CA (2020). Her work can be found in many museums and public collections including The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York; The Museum of Modern Art, New York; The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; The Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN; Tate Gallery, London; the Museo Nazionale delle Arti del XXI Secolo (MAXXI), Rome; and Deutsche Bank, Frankfurt.
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Delivery & returns

Delivery times

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UK – 1-2 weeks

European Union – 2-4 weeks

Rest of world – 2-4 weeks

Delivery costs

We currently offer free standard delivery on UK orders over £60. Please note that this is offer is valid only online. Our other delivery costs are as follows.

For orders under £60:

UK – £3.60 per order

European Union – £15 per order

Rest of world (including non-EU European countries) – £28 per order

Limited editions

Due to the nature of our Limited Edition artworks, Tate offers rates for packaging materials to sufficiently protect the works and a fully insured, door-to-door courier service, for both UK and international shipping.

UK – FREE
USA – £80 each
European Union – £120 each
Rest of world (including non-EU European countries) – £150 each
 
 

Wine

Our collection of wines is only available for delivery in the UK. We currently offer free delivery on orders over £100, using a specialist white glove service within the M25 area.

UK only – £20 per order

Please note that our wines can only be purchased by those aged 18 years and over. Customers will be asked to provide proof of age upon delivery.

Here’s more information on delivery.

Refunds & returns

Please contact our customer service team within 45 days if you need to return anything from your order. We will be happy to offer you a full refund, replacement or exchange on any items excluding custom prints, face coverings and pierced earrings.

Unfortunately, after 14 working days we cannot refund any delivery charges or cover the cost of returning the item. You can contact our customer service team by email at: shop.online@tate.org.uk or by phone on +44 (0)20 7887 8888 (Monday – Friday, 9.45–18.00).

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