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GLENN LIGON | Stranger Drawing #6

400,000 - 600,000 USD
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  • Glenn Ligon
  • Stranger Drawing #6
  • signed, titled, and dated 2004 on the reverse
  • oilstick and coal dust on paper mounted on aluminum
  • 60 by 40 in. 152.4 by 101.6 cm.


Baldwin Gallery, Aspen
Acquired from the above by the present owner in July 2005

Catalogue Note

"I had a crisis of sorts when I realized there was too much of a gap between what I wanted to say and the means I had to say it with. To me this seemed similar to the crisis Philip Guston went through when he made the transition from abstraction to figuration in the seventies- in part, in response to the Vietnam War, feeling that the work he was doing wasn't an adequate response to the tumultuous world he found himself in. The crisis I faced prompted a move towards the direct quotations of text."  Glenn Ligon