The Kara Walker show at Sikkema Jenkins is only open for one more week. You do not want to miss this if you are in New York. The galleries were full when I was there on Saturday. Like when Misty Copeland is dancing at ABT, the diversity of the viewers is so welcome and apparent. The show which has been ebulliently received is really spectacular. Walker repurposes some of her earlier imagery but the scope and ambition of this work seems beyond anything else she has done. Besides the content, her style is more and more fluid and expressive: each face, each body, each hatchet jumps off the wall. Walker does not choose the easy road or even the high road. Her work is both pure art and scathing documentary. Like Louise Bourgeois (see below), she is exorcising her demons. Or rather our demons. She is bearing witness on behalf of all of us.