Rebecca Peabody is Head of Research Projects and Programs at the Getty Research Institute in Los Angeles. She is coeditor of Lawrence Alloway, Critic and Curator and Pacific Standard Time: Los Angeles Art, 1945–1980 and editor of Anglo-American Exchange in Postwar Sculpture,1945–1975. In addition, her essays have appeared in numerous exhibition catalogues, edited volumes, and journals.
“Peabody asserts that narrative is a necessary interpretative scheme with which to approach Walker’s art, and the author gives deep histories to some of the most interesting moments in Walker’s narrative engagement. …[a] remarkable book which spans Walker’s nearly twenty-year long career to date…” - Oxford Art Journal
"...this excellent book contributes greatly to the plethora of existing scholarship on Kara Walker." - Panorama
“Rebecca Peabody’s lyrically written, provocative, and smart new take on Kara Walker (b. 1969) suggests that there is, in fact, much more to say about this artist…. Peabody has set the bar high. Not only does she rigorously review the copious literature on Walker, but she has taken considerable trouble to familiarize herself with Walker’s own words and ideas in order to present as thorough a critique of this enigmatic artist. Brava.” - Lisa Farrington, Woman’s Art Journal