Glenn Ligon is known for his text-based works engaging themes of race, sexuality, and gender. Drawing on the aesthetic language of minimalism and the textual and philosophical modes of conceptual art, both enriched through his engagement with cultural studies and critical theory, Ligon draws on influences ranging from Zora Neale Hurston to James Baldwin, repeating fragments of text to the point of obscurity or illegibility.
This print, made to commemorate the exhibition "Glenn Ligon: Call and Response" at Camden Arts Centre, features text from the testimonies six black youths brutalized by police during the 1964 Harlem Race Riot. It is sold unframed and in excellenet condition.
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