Glenn Ligon, ‘Study for Negro Sunshine II, #31’, 2011, Painting, Oil Stick and gesso on paper, Kavi Gupta
Save
Save
Share
Share

Glenn Ligon

Study for Negro Sunshine II, #31, 2011

Oil Stick and gesso on paper
12 × 9 × 2 in
30.5 × 22.9 × 5.1 cm
.
Contact For Price
Location
Chicago
Have a question? Visit our help center.
Want to sell a work by this artist? Consign with Artsy.
Kavi Gupta
Chicago

Glenn Ligon is known for his multi-media art practice that frequently utilizes text as a way to …

Medium
Glenn Ligon
American, b. 1960
Follow

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, ‘Study for Negro Sunshine II, #31’, 2011, Painting, Oil Stick and gesso on paper, Kavi Gupta
Save
Save
Share
Share
Kavi Gupta
Chicago

Glenn Ligon is known for his multi-media art practice that frequently utilizes text as a way to create intertextual encounters between viewers and the work. He has mobilized the phrase "negro sunshine" different times in his practice. In 2005, he created his first neon piece, called "Warm Broad …

Medium
Glenn Ligon
American, b. 1960
Follow

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

Study for Negro Sunshine II, #31, 2011

Oil Stick and gesso on paper
12 × 9 × 2 in
30.5 × 22.9 × 5.1 cm
.
Contact For Price
Location
Chicago
Have a question? Visit our help center.
Want to sell a work by this artist? Consign with Artsy.
More from this series
View series
Series by this artist
Other works from The Written Word
Other works by Glenn Ligon
Related works