Glenn Ligon, ‘Debris Field II’, 2015, Print, Aquatint with Sugar-lift, Drypoint, and Scraper, Burnet Editions
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Glenn Ligon

Debris Field II, 2015

Aquatint with Sugar-lift, Drypoint, and Scraper
21 1/2 × 17 in
54.6 × 43.2 cm
Edition 10/35
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Location
New York
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Glenn Ligon
American, b. 1960
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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 emotionally charged works that convey challenging messages. In his 1993 Whitney Biennial contribution, Notes on the Margin of the Black Book (1991–93), for example, Ligon paired images and text to satirically comment on literary and visual representations of the black male body. Whether constructed from neon lights, coal dust, glitter, paint, or photographs, Ligon’s work fluctuates between humor and startling honesty, reminding viewers that intolerance remains ubiquitous.

Glenn Ligon, ‘Debris Field II’, 2015, Print, Aquatint with Sugar-lift, Drypoint, and Scraper, Burnet Editions
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Signature
Hand-signed by artist, Signature lower right corner
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Not included
Publisher
Burnet Editions
Glenn Ligon
American, b. 1960
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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 emotionally charged works that convey challenging messages. In his 1993 Whitney Biennial contribution, Notes on the Margin of the Black Book (1991–93), for example, Ligon paired images and text to satirically comment on literary and visual representations of the black male body. Whether constructed from neon lights, coal dust, glitter, paint, or photographs, Ligon’s work fluctuates between humor and startling honesty, reminding viewers that intolerance remains ubiquitous.

Glenn Ligon

Debris Field II, 2015

Aquatint with Sugar-lift, Drypoint, and Scraper
21 1/2 × 17 in
54.6 × 43.2 cm
Edition 10/35
.
Location
New York
Certificate
Certificate of authenticity
This work includes a certificate of authenticity.
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