Glenn Ligon - Contemporary Art Part II New York Friday, May 13, 2011 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    D'Amelio Terras, New York

  • Exhibited

    New York, Whitney Museum of American Art, Glenn Ligon: America, March 10 - June 5, 2011, this exhibition later traveled to Los Angeles County Museum of Art, October 23,
    2011 - Janurary 22, 2012 and Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, February - May 2012 (similar example exhibited)

  • Literature

    J. Brest, ed., Glenn Ligon: America, New Haven 2011, p. 43, pl. 97, p. 268 (similar example illustrated)

  • Catalogue Essay

    Ligon made great strides in his [artwork] when serving a residency in Germany in 2001 [his first trip to Europe]. His host foundation unwittingly lodged him on Schwarzmannstrasse (Black Man’s Street), a coincidence he captured in a rubbing of the street sign and one that would have reinforced his empathy toward Baldwin’s experience as a black man abroad. When the United States launched its offensive that year in Afghanistan, Ligon remembers being perceived more as an American than as a black man, a distinction with which [James} Baldwin, too, had grappled.

    (J. Brest, ed., Glenn Ligon: America, New Haven, 2011, p. 43)




Graphite on paper.

28 5/8 x 40 in. (72.7 x 101.6 cm.)
Signed, inscribed and dated "Glenn Ligon, Munich 2001" on the reverse.

$20,000 - 30,000 

Sold for $45,000

Contemporary Art Part II

13 May 2011
New York