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Glenn Ligon
NO ROOM (GOLD) #50
Estimation
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Lot. Vendu 237,500 USD (Prix d’adjudication avec commission acheteur)
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596
Glenn Ligon
NO ROOM (GOLD) #50
Estimation
150 000200 000
Lot. Vendu 237,500 USD (Prix d’adjudication avec commission acheteur)
ACCÉDER AU LOT

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Glenn Ligon
B. 1960
NO ROOM (GOLD) #50
signed, titled and dated 2008 on the overlap
acrylic and oilstick on canvas
32 1/8 by 32 1/8 in. 81.6 by 81.6 cm.
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Provenance

Regen Projects, Los Angeles
Acquired from the above by the present owner in April 2010

Description

"It is central to their deconstructive force, rather than trivial, that Ligon re-presents Pryor's jokes as statements lodged between the verbal and the visual, the perceptual and conceptual—in effect, between the scene of the myth and that of its possible verification. Pryor's joke purports but fails to make visible what can exist only in fantasy, and Ligon's paintings literally realize this, monumentalizing the necessary failure at the joke's core."

Darby English, "Glenn Ligon: Committed to Difficulty" in Exh. Cat., Toronto, The Power Plant, Glenn Ligon – Some Changes, 2005, p. 63

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