Glenn Ligon Untitled (How It Feels to Be Colored Me) 1991

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Look at the words in this artwork. How far down can you read before it’s too hard to make them out? The artist, Ligon, did this on purpose. He made the words by using a black stick of paint and a stencil. He explained, “When I first started using oil paint and letter stencils, I realized that there was no way to make clean, perfect letters, and, in fact, their messiness was the most interesting thing.”

Kids label from 2023
Oilstick on paper
31 3/4 x 16" (80.6 x 41 cm)
Gift of The Bohen Foundation
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© 2024 Glenn Ligon
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