ARTIST MONOGRAPHS

Glenn Ligon

Museum Exhibition Catalogues, Monographs, Artist's Projects, Curatorial Writings and Essays


     

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Glenn Ligon: People On The Cover

RIDINGHOUSE
Text by Glenn Ligon.

Pbk, 6.75 x 9.5 in. / 139 pgs / 64 color. | 3/1/2015 | In stock
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Glenn Ligon: Work, Work, Work, Work, Work, Work

HAUSER & WIRTH PUBLISHERS
Poem by Gregg Bordowitz.

A slipcased overview of Ligon’s recent studio practice, including his painterly elaborations on a James Baldwin essay

Slip, pbk, 8.25 x 10 in. / 304 pgs / 227 color. | 2/15/2022 | In stock
$55.00


Glenn Ligon: Untitled (America)/Debris Field/Synecdoche/Notes for a Poem on the Third World

REGEN PROJECTS
Text by Helen Molesworth. Poems by Robin Coste Lewis. Interview with Glenn Ligon, Hamza Walker.

Abstracted letter permutations and new neon works from American conceptualist Glenn Ligon

Hbk, 9 x 12.25 in. / 92 pgs / 29 color. | 1/28/2020 | Out of stock
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Glenn Ligon: Come Out

RIDINGHOUSE
Text by Megan Ratner.

Clth, 11.13 x 12.34 in. / 48 pgs / 25 color. | 10/1/2014 | Not available
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Glenn Ligon: Some Changes

THE POWER PLANT
Text by Darby English, Wayne Baerwaldt, Huey Copeland, Mark Nash, Wayne Koestenbaum. Interview by Stephen Andrews.

Slip, Hbk, 8.75 x 10.75 in. / 200 pgs / 35 color / 20 bw. | 7/31/2009 | Not available
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Glenn Ligon: Unbecoming

INSTITUTE OF CONTEMPORARY ART, UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA
Artwork by Glenn Ligon. Contributions by Thelma Golden, Patrick Murphy, Richard Meyer.

Paperback, 7.5 x 9.5 in. / 64 pgs / 10 color / 20 duotone | 2/2/1998 | Not available
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Glenn Ligon: Work, Work, Work, Work, Work, WorkGlenn Ligon: Work, Work, Work, Work, Work, Work

Published by Hauser & Wirth Publishers.
Poem by Gregg Bordowitz.

For four decades, New York–based artist Glenn Ligon (born 1960) has explored America’s literature and fraught racial history through works in a few signature mediums such as text-based paintings and neon. This volume, through studio documentation and a new text by fellow artist and New Yorker Gregg Bordowitz, focuses on various aspects of Ligon’s art-making. Glenn Ligon features newer works by the artist, such as a monumental new painting from Ligon’s ongoing Stranger in the Village series, begun in 1997. In the series, Ligon renders excerpts from novelist James Baldwin’s 1953 essay of the same name, which describes the writer’s experiences as an African American in a small town in Switzerland. Measuring 45 feet long, this triptych will mark the first time Ligon has used the entire text from Baldwin’s essay in a single work.



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Catalog: SPRING 2022 p. 123   

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Glenn Ligon: Untitled (America)/Debris Field/Synecdoche/Notes for a Poem on the Third WorldGlenn Ligon: Untitled (America)/Debris Field/Synecdoche/Notes for a Poem on the Third World

Published by Regen Projects.
Text by Helen Molesworth. Poems by Robin Coste Lewis. Interview with Glenn Ligon, Hamza Walker.

New York-based Glenn Ligon (born 1960) is one of the most prominent and influential artists working today, in addition to being a writer and a curator. Over the course of his career, he has become known for his critical explorations of American history and society through text-based paintings, sculptures and films.This new series continues his ongoing interrogation into history, language and cultural identity by way of previous processes expanded by the artist. Featuring exhibition installation images as well as historical works, this publication includes an essay by Helen Molesworth, poems by Robin Coste Lewis and a conversation between Ligon and Hamza Walker that took place at Regen Projects in February 2019.



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Regen Projects

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Hardcover, 9 x 12.25 in. / 92 pgs / 29 color.

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Catalog: SPRING 2020 p. 122   

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Glenn Ligon: Housing in New YorkGlenn Ligon: Housing in New York

A Brief History

Published by MoMA PS1.

MoMA PS1 presents the fourth iteration of Greater New York. Recurring every five years, the exhibition has traditionally showcased the work of emerging artists living and working in the New York metropolitan area. Considering the “greater” aspect of its title in terms of both geography and time, Greater New York. begins roughly with the moment when MoMA PS1 was founded in 1976 as an alternative venue that took advantage of disused real estate, reaching back to artists who engaged the margins of the city.
In conjunction with the exhibition, MoMA PS1 is publishing a series of readers that will be released throughout the run of the exhibition. These short volumes revisit older histories of New York while also inviting speculation about its future, highlighting certain works in the exhibition and engaging a range of subjects including disco, performance anxiety, real estate and newly unearthed historical documents. The series features contributions from Fia Backström, Mark Beasley, Gregg Bordowitz, Susan Cianciolo, Douglas Crimp, Catherine Damman, David Grubbs, Angie Keefer, Aidan Koch, Glenn Ligon, Gordon Matta-Clark, Claudia Rankine, Collier Schorr, and Sukhdev Sandhu, concluding with a round-table conversation with exhibition curators Peter Eleey, Douglas Crimp, Thomas J. Lax and Mia Locks. The series is edited by Jocelyn Miller, Curatorial Associate, MoMA PS1.

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Paperback, 5.75 x 8.75 in. / 28 pgs.

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Catalog: SPRING 2016 p. 150   

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Glenn Ligon: People On The CoverGlenn Ligon: People On The Cover

Published by Ridinghouse.
Text by Glenn Ligon.

In this artist project, Glenn Ligon traces the representation of black people in the United States on book covers, highlighting the deliberate use of typography, photography and graphics.

Best known for appropriating imagery and text from popular culture, Ligon has selected over 50 book covers – by both lesser-known and seminal authors such as James Baldwin, Norman Mailer, Toni Morrison – to explore a rich and complex set of histories and representations.

Spanning the twentieth century and grouped thematically, the covers reveal correspondences between the past and the present, as well as links between the social and visual constructs of race, beauty and the body.

To introduce the book, an essay by Ligon identifies one of the foundation stones of his life and work: the act of reading.



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Paperback, 6.75 x 9.5 in. / 139 pgs / 64 color.

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Glenn Ligon: Come OutGlenn Ligon: Come Out

Published by Ridinghouse.
Text by Megan Ratner.

American artist Glenn Ligon’s latest monumental screen-printed paintings draw upon Minimalist composer Steve Reich’s taped-speech work Come Out.

Ligon’s series recontextualises the phrase ‘Come out to show them’ from the testimony of one of the badly beaten Harlem Six, which Reich isolated for his 1966 work. Whilst Reich repeats the refrain on two channels that gradually become out of sync, Ligon continually superimposes the words onto the canvas to form densely layered landscapes of text. Echoing Reich's music, the artist increases the number of silkscreen layers in each painting until the words verge on abstraction.

Bringing together illustrations of new studies and paintings originally exhibited at Thomas Dane Gallery, London, an essay by Megan Ratner examines the relationship between the paintings, the phrase and history.



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Ridinghouse

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Clth, 11.13 x 12.34 in. / 48 pgs / 25 color.

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Glenn Ligon: Some ChangesGlenn Ligon: Some Changes

Published by The Power Plant.
Text by Darby English, Wayne Baerwaldt, Huey Copeland, Mark Nash, Wayne Koestenbaum. Interview by Stephen Andrews.

Glenn Ligon is one of the preeminent members of a generation of American artists who came to prominence in the late 1980s with conceptually-based paintings, photographs and text-oriented works concerning the social, linguistic and political constructions of race, gender and sexuality. Incorporating sources as diverse as photographic scrapbooks and Richard Pryor's stand-up comedy routines--his lush coal-dust paintings of excerpts from James Baldwin's 1955 essay "Stranger in the Village," for instance--Ligon's art is a meditation on representation of the self in relation to culture and history. Handsomely designed with a hardcover slipcase, Some Changes is the artist's first significant monograph. Well-illustrated texts by critics and curators Wayne Baerwaldt, Huey Copeland, Darby English, Wayne Koestenbaum and Mark Nash survey Ligon's works from 1982 to 2005, and a candid interview with Toronto artist Stephen Andrews delves into Ligon's personal insights and professional experiences.

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The Power Plant

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Slip, Hardcover, 8.75 x 10.75 in. / 200 pgs / 35 color / 20 bw.

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Catalog: FALL 2009 p. 81   

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Glenn Ligon: UnbecomingGlenn Ligon: Unbecoming

Published by Institute of Contemporary Art, University of Pennsylvania.
Artwork by Glenn Ligon. Contributions by Thelma Golden, Patrick Murphy, Richard Meyer.

The theme of autobiography in Ligon's work is examined in light of a comprehensive study of his body of work. Ligon's sophisticated expressions of the issues of race and gay desire emerge clearly and lucidly.

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Institute of Contemporary Art, University of Pennsylvania

BOOK FORMAT
Paperback, 7.5 x 9.5 in. / 64 pgs / 10 color / 20 duotone

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Catalog: SPRING 1998

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ISBN 9780884540861 TRADE
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STATUS: Out of print | 10/23/2003

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