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Glenn Ligon

Detail, 2014

3 colour screenprint on Coventry Rag 335gsm
16 1/10 × 13 in
41 × 33 cm
Edition 13/50
This is part of a limited edition set.
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London
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Shapero Modern
London
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Detail is a 3 colour screenprint featuring text taken from the testimonies of six black youths …

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Detail is a 3 colour screenprint featuring text taken from the testimonies of six black youths brutalised by police during the 1964 Harlem Race Riots.

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.

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Detail is a 3 colour screenprint featuring text taken from the testimonies of six black youths …

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Detail is a 3 colour screenprint featuring text taken from the testimonies of six black youths brutalised by police during the 1964 Harlem Race Riots.

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

Detail, 2014

3 colour screenprint on Coventry Rag 335gsm
16 1/10 × 13 in
41 × 33 cm
Edition 13/50
This is part of a limited edition set.
On hold
location
London
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