Synopses & Reviews
Introduction by Patrick T. Murphy. Texts by Richard Meyer and Thelma Golden. Glenn Ligon (b. 1960) has received considerable attention for work which explores issues of black identity, race relations, and gay visibility. In the past decade, Ligon's text paintings, which use quotes by writers such as James Baldwin and Jean Genet as springboards for the imagination, have been exhibited widely This book is the first devoted to Ligon's acclaimed art, and includes examples of drawings, prints, and photo-text installations by the artist.