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© 2019 Lisa Blair

March 12, 2016

Photo by David Seidner 

Glenn Ligon (pronounced “Lie-gone”) (b. 1960 in Bronx) is a conceptual artist who works in many mediums including painting, sculpture, photography, and installation. His work explores issues of race, language, image, sexuality, and identity. Besides drawing upon his own life, Ligon often utilizes other works from visual arts, literature, and history to explore these themes. For example, he originally gained notoriety for his work titled “Notes on the Margin of the Black Book” (1991-93), which cons...

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