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98. Porgy & Bess, the libretto by DuBose Heyward and Ira Gershwin, illustrated by Kara Walker.

Porgy & Bess, the libretto by DuBose Heyward and Ira Gershwin, with 16 lithographs by Kara Walker, and a separate suite of four additional lithographs, November 2013.

Arion Press announces Porgy & Bess, the libretto by DuBose Heyward and Ira Gershwin, illustrated by Kara Walker. This artist book is the occasion for Walker’s first series of lithographs. The book contains 16 lithographs, with another four images not in the book available separately in a portfolio. 

View the complete prospectus in PDF format. 

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Read Kara Walker's Artist's Statement about Porgy & Bess.

Porgy & Bess bindingEDITION

Book with 16 b/w lithographs: edition of 400, numbered and signed, $1,750.

Suite of four lithographs: edition of 40, on mouldmade paper, numbered and signed, $10,000 (book purchase required).

The book is a large quarto, printed by letterpress and hand bound, in a slipcase. 
 
Porgy & Bess can be viewed at Arion Press in San Francisco. Contact us by email for information. 

Fisherman, by Kara Walker

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Edition: Large quarto format book, printed by letterpress and hand bound, in slipcase, with 16 black & white lithographs, edition of 400, numbered and signed.
Available: November 2013. The price of the book is $1,750.

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Suite of four lithographs: edition of 40, on mouldmade paper, numbered and signed, $11,750 with book.

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View gallery of images.

Read Kara Walker's Artist's Statement about Porgy & Bess.

View the complete prospectus in PDF format.


Watch Diane Paulus Talk at Arion Press about Kara Walker and Porgy & Bess

Read "Kara Walker’s Porgy & Bess Libretto. The artist's first lithographs depict the ill-fated lovers in the famous (and controversial) opera" on ARTnews.com.