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Glenn Ligon

Self Portrait at Nine Years Old (James Brown), 2008

Stenciled linen pulp painting in colors, on pigmented cotton sheet, the full sheet
11 7/10 × 12 in
29.8 × 30.5 cm
Edition 7/25
This is part of a limited edition set.
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About the work
P
Phillips

Framed

Framed

Signature
Signed, dated and numbered 7/25 in pencil
Publisher
Art in General, 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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About the work
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Phillips

Framed

Framed

Signature
Signed, dated and numbered 7/25 in pencil
Publisher
Art in General, 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

Self Portrait at Nine Years Old (James Brown), 2008

Stenciled linen pulp painting in colors, on pigmented cotton sheet, the full sheet
11 7/10 × 12 in
29.8 × 30.5 cm
Edition 7/25
This is part of a limited edition set.
Bidding closed
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