Glenn Ligon

Boy on Tire-Lincoln Center Festival 2004, 2004

Serigraph Poster

41 x 31 inches

$ 80.00


This work is final sale and not eligible for return.

b. 1960, Bronx, NY

Glenn Ligon is a conceptual artist whose work explores race, language, desire, and identity through the use of various media, including paint, neon, video, photography, and digital media. Ligon appropriates text, language, and imagery from a wide range of popular culture sources - children's coloring and schoolbooks, slave narratives, and the literary works
of James Baldwin, Zora Neale Hurston, Jean Genet, and Gertrude Stein. This practice of appropriation alters the meanings of his source materials and investigates the ways in which language and imagery function as social, political, and personal tools in society.

SELECTED PUBLIC COLLECTIONS
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, DC
Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL
The Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
Philadelphia Museum of Art, PA
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY
Tate Modern, London, England
Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY