Artist Kara Walker spent her teenage years in Atlanta after her father, artist and professor Larry Walker, accepted a position at Georgia State University. Her family lived in Stone Mountain, home of the famous and controversial Confederate memorial carving. That carving, the world's largest bas-relief sculpture, inspired Walker’s own monumental piece, "The Jubilant Martyrs of Obsolescence and Ruin." It was recently acquired by the High Museum of Art and will on view starting next year.
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