BORN 1960

Glenn Ligon, Stranger in the Village #11, 1998. Acrylic, gesso, enamel and coal dust on canvas. 96 x 72 in. © Glenn Ligon, courtesy Luhring Augustine, New York. Linda Pace Foundation Collection, San Antonio, Texas. Image by Mark Menjivar.

Glenn Ligon is an American conceptual artist whose work explores race, language, desire, sexuality, and identity. Based in New York City, Ligon engages in intertextuality with other works from the visual arts, literature, and history, as well as his own life. He is noted as one of the originators of the term Post-Blackness.

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