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Glenn Ligon
1960–

Introduction

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.

Wikidata identifier

Q5568956

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Introduction

Conceptual artist known for works on the topics of race, desire, sexuality, identity, and language.

Country of birth

United States

Roles

Artist, conceptual artist, installation artist, media artist, mixed-media artist, painter, photographer, video artist

ULAN identifier

500191072

Names

Glenn Ligon

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