Purtill Family Business, 2021
11 × 8 1⁄2 inches
Tip-in color reproduction
Signed and numbered by Ari Marcopoulos
This limited-edition book presents an evocative portrait of artist Kara Walker by Ari Marcopoulos. Walker’s expression, pose, and hairstyle mimic Frederick Douglass, the statesman, abolitionist, and social reformer who was one of the most photographed Americans of the 19th century. The image is reproduced at its original exhibition size (5 1/4 x 4 1/4 inches).