Glenn Ligon

American (Bronx, New York, 1960)


print | nine etchings with chine collé on paper
Now on view in the exhibition Portraits and Other Likenesses from SFMOMA at Museum of the African Diaspora
  • Narratives

    Glenn Ligon, Narratives, 1993; nine etchings with chine collé on paper, various dimensions; Collection SFMOMA, Gift of the artist and Max Protetch; © Glenn Ligon

Various dimensions
Acquired 1995
Collection SFMOMA
Gift of the artist and Max Protetch
© Glenn Ligon


language, text, histories, authorship, America, slavery

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