Glenn Ligon, ‘Warm Broad Glow (reversed)’, 2008, Print, Photogravure etching, Luhring Augustine
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Glenn Ligon

Warm Broad Glow (reversed), 2008

Photogravure etching
24 3/4 × 35 1/3 in
62.9 × 89.7 cm
Edition of 35
.
$15,000
Location
New York, Brooklyn
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About the work
Luhring Augustine
New York, Brooklyn

This print from 2008 is derived from a photograph of Ligon’s first neon sculpture Warm Broad Glow …

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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, ‘Warm Broad Glow (reversed)’, 2008, Print, Photogravure etching, Luhring Augustine
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Luhring Augustine
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This print from 2008 is derived from a photograph of Ligon’s first neon sculpture Warm Broad Glow (2005). As the title of this photogravure etching suggests, the image of the work is “reversed” because in the original sculpture the front of the neon tubing is painted black, such that light from the neon only emanates …

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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

Warm Broad Glow (reversed), 2008

Photogravure etching
24 3/4 × 35 1/3 in
62.9 × 89.7 cm
Edition of 35
.
$15,000
Location
New York, Brooklyn
Have a question? Visit our help center.
Want to sell a work by this artist? Consign with Artsy.
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