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Glenn Ligon
NO ROOM (GOLD) #39
Estimation
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Lot. Vendu 231,250 USD (Prix d’adjudication avec commission acheteur)
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423
Glenn Ligon
NO ROOM (GOLD) #39
Estimation
150 000200 000
Lot. Vendu 231,250 USD (Prix d’adjudication avec commission acheteur)
ACCÉDER AU LOT

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Glenn Ligon
B. 1960
NO ROOM (GOLD) #39
signed, titled and dated 2007 on the overlap
oil and acrylic on canvas
32 by 32 in. 81.3 by 81.3 cm.
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Provenance

Lehmann Maupin, New York
Acquired by the present owner from the above

Description

"In rewriting [Richard] Pryor's jokes as text paintings, Ligon forces us to consider the intensity of their stereotypes and uncovers the rage hidden beneath their humor.  Ligon's painted fragments of Pryor's joke against a gold monochromatic background suggest his own visual punchline to a joke rooted in the past, yet still resonant in the present."

Jenny Ham-Roberts and Cathleen Lewis ("Glenn Ligon," Rethinking Contemporary Art and Multicultural Education, New York, 2011, p. 147)

Contemporary Art Day Auction

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