Glenn Ligon, ‘Runaways’, 1993, Print, Complete portfolio of ten photolithographs on ivory Saunders Hotpress paper, Artsy x Wright
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Glenn Ligon

Runaways, 1993

Complete portfolio of ten photolithographs on ivory Saunders Hotpress paper
16 × 12 in
40.6 × 30.5 cm
Edition of 45 + 10AP
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Signed in pencil lower right, numbered lower left
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Max Protetch, New York
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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A.P. outside edition of 45.

Framed.

Sheets: 16 x 12 in (406 x 305 mm), each
Overall: 17 x 13 in (430 x 330 mm), each

Condition Report: Full sheets, overall works are in good condition; none of the works have been examined …

Medium
Signature
Signed in pencil lower right, numbered lower left
Publisher
Max Protetch, New York
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

Runaways, 1993

Complete portfolio of ten photolithographs on ivory Saunders Hotpress paper
16 × 12 in
40.6 × 30.5 cm
Edition of 45 + 10AP
.
Bidding closed
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