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Production still from "History" (2012) | Art21.  Artist Glenn Ligon.  Why do contemporary artists deal with historic figures, events, and themes?  What impact can their work have on the present and future?  What current math and science issues would you like to see artists address?

Production still from the Art in the Twenty-First Century Season 6 episode, "History," © Inc.

Glenn Ligon - No Room (Gold) #42 - 2007 | no room for advancement | nigger | the n-word

Glenn Ligon, No Room (Gold) (oil and acrylic, phrase from Richard Pryor monolog. Work currently on show at Blues for Smoke, Whitney Museum, NYC)

I’M SHUTTING MY EYES TIGHT SO EVERYTHING GOES BLACK | mimosasinbed

I’M SHUTTING MY EYES TIGHT SO EVERYTHING GOES BLACK

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Artist Lee John Phillips is commemorating his late grandfather in a heartwarmingly creative way. When the illustrator's beloved relative passed away, he le

Artwork: Glenn Ligon, "Untitled: Four Etchings [A]," 1992, softground etching, aquatint, spitbite, and sugarlift aquatint in black on Rives BFK paper, National Gallery of Art, Washington, Gift of Werner H. and Sarah-Ann Kramarsky and the Collectors Committee Fund #blackhistorymonth

cavetocanvas: “ Glenn Ligon, Untitled: Four Etchings, 1992 From the Metropolitan Museum of Art: “ Ligon’s paintings and prints frequently juxtapose pictures and captions, but in many cases, they.

Glenn Ligon, Boys with Basketball Version 1, 2001 / vinyl-based paint, oilstick, silkscreen ink, gesso on canvas

Glenn Ligon, Boys with Basketball Version 2001 / vinyl-based paint, oilstick, silkscreen ink, gesso on canvas

Glenn Ligon (b. 1960), Malcolm X (Version 1) #1, 2000. Vinyl-based paint, silkscreen ink, and gesso on canvas, 96 × 72 in. (243.8 × 182.9 cm). Collection of Michael and Lise Evans. © Glenn Ligon

Glenn Ligon (b. Malcolm X (Version Vinyl-based paint, silkscreen ink, and gesso on canvas, 96 × 72 in. Collection of Michael and Lise Evans.

Glenn Ligon, Mirror #7, 2006. Acrylic, coal dust, silkscreen, gesso and oil stick on canvas 84 x 60 in. (213.4 x 152.4 cm).

Glenn Ligon, Mirror Acrylic, coal dust, silkscreen, gesso and oil stick on canvas 84 x 60 in.

Glenn Ligon Sun (Version 2) #1, 2001 Silkscreen ink, oil stick and gesso on canvas 48 x 36 inches

Glenn Ligon Sun (Version Silkscreen ink, oil stick, and gesso on canvas, 48 × 36 in. Collection of Eileen Harris Norton © Glenn Ligon

my favorite piece of art at the st.louis art museum, by Glen Lignon!

my favorite piece of art at the st.louis art museum, by Glen Lignon!

Figure #14, 2009, Acrylic, silkscreen and coal dust on canvas, 60 x 48 inches (152.4 x 121.9 cm)

Glenn Lignon - Figure Acrylic, silkscreen and coal dust on canvas, 60 x 48 inches x cm)

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