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466
Glenn Ligon
FIGURE #68
Estimation
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Lot. Vendu 471,000 USD (Prix d’adjudication avec commission acheteur)
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466
Glenn Ligon
FIGURE #68
Estimation
400 000600 000
Lot. Vendu 471,000 USD (Prix d’adjudication avec commission acheteur)
ACCÉDER AU LOT

Details & Cataloguing

Contemporary Art Day Auction

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New York

Glenn Ligon
B. 1960
FIGURE #68
signed, titled twice and dated 2010 on the overlap; signed, titled and dated 2010 on the reverse
acrylic, silkscreen and coal dust on canvas
60 by 48 in. 152.4 by 121.9 cm.
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Provenance

Luhring Augustine, New York
Acquired from the above by the present owner in February 2011

Description

“I wanted the material that I was using for the paintings to have the same kind of gravitas as the text. I was also looking at Warhol’s diamond dust paintings and became intrigued by the idea of the addition: material that is laid on top of the paint and changes it… Coal dust obscures the text while making it more present and sculptural. There is always that push/pull in the work, of the desire for legibility and disappearance of the text.” 

Glenn Ligon

Contemporary Art Day Auction

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New York