Glenn Ligon, ‘Detail’, 2014, Print, Screen print on 335 gsm Coventry Rag paper, Tate Ward Auctions
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Glenn Ligon

Detail, 2014

Screen print on 335 gsm Coventry Rag paper
13 × 15 9/10 in
33 × 40.5 cm
Edition of 50
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signed and numbered from an edition of 50 in pencil; sheet: 33 x 40.5cm

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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, ‘Detail’, 2014, Print, Screen print on 335 gsm Coventry Rag paper, Tate Ward Auctions
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signed and numbered from an edition of 50 in pencil; sheet: 33 x 40.5cm

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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

Detail, 2014

Screen print on 335 gsm Coventry Rag paper
13 × 15 9/10 in
33 × 40.5 cm
Edition of 50
Bidding closed
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