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Cora Gilroy-Ware

Cora Gilroy-Ware’s first book, The Classical Body in Romantic Britain, is out in April.

Kara Walker’s ‘Fons Americanus’

Cora Gilroy-Ware, 6 February 2020

KaraWalker’s Fons Americanus, currently on display in Tate Modern’s Turbine Hall (until 5 April), is a towering monument – more than forty feet tall – based loosely on Thomas Brock’s Victoria Memorial of 1911, which stands outside Buckingham Palace. Walker, an African-American artist who was born in California and lives in New York, first saw the Victoria...

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