Glenn Ligon

American, born 1960

2,399 followers

Glenn Ligon

American, born 1960

2,399 followers

Born and raised in the Bronx, Glenn Ligon grew up taking art classes at the Metropolitan Museum of …

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Born and raised in the Bronx, Glenn Ligon grew up taking art classes at the Metropolitan Museum of Art while learning about identity politics through the racism and discrimination toward homosexuality that he encountered in New York. He combines this formal art education and complex personal history to create …

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Represented by industry leading galleries.
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High auction record
$4m, Sotheby's, 2014
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Solo show at a major institution
Whitney Museum of American Art, and 4 more
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Group show at a major institution
The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), and 17 more
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Collected by a major institution
Tate, and 2 more
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Reviewed by a major art publication
Artforum, and 4 more
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Included in a major biennial
Venice Biennale International Exhibition, and 5 more
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