Glenn Ligon

born 1960

Glenn Ligon, ‘Condition Report’ 2000
Condition Report 2000
© Glenn Ligon; courtesy Thomas Dane Gallery, London
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Glenn Ligon (born 1960, pronounced Lie-gōne) is an American conceptual artist whose work explores race, language, desire, sexuality, and identity. Based in New York City, Ligon's work often draws on 20th century literature and speech of 20th century cultural figures such as James Baldwin, Zora Neale Hurston, Gertrude Stein, Jean Genet, and Richard Pryor. He is noted as one of the originators of the term Post-Blackness.

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