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Glenn Ligon

Glenn Ligon

Distinguishing Piss from Rain

Glenn Ligon
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An expansive volume featuring over two decades of incisive reflections on race, art and pop culture by one of the greatest artists working today.

This long-awaited and essential volume collects writings and interviews by Glenn Ligon, whose canonical paintings, neons and installations have been delivering a cutting examination of race, history, sexuality and culture in America since his emergence in the late 1980s. No stranger to text, the artist has routinely utilized writings from James Baldwin, Zora Neale Hurston, Richard Pryor, Gertrude Stein and others to construct work that centers Blackness within the historically white backdrop of the art world and culture writ large. Ligon began writing in the early 2000s, engaging deeply with the work of peers such as Julie Mehretu, Chris Ofili and Lorna Simpson, as well as with artists who came before him, among them Philip Guston, David Hammons and Andy Warhol. Interweaving a singular voice and a magical knack for storytelling with an astute view of art history and broader cultural shifts, this collection cements Ligon's status as one of the great chroniclers of our time.


Glenn Ligon is an artist living and working in New York. Throughout his career, Ligon has pursued an incisive exploration of American history, literature, and society across bodies of work that build critically on the legacies of modern painting and conceptual art. He received a Bachelor of Arts from Wesleyan University and attended the Whitney Museum Independent Study Program.


  • Publisher: Hauser & Wirth Publishers
  • Publish Date: July 16, 2024
  • Pages: 400
  • Dimensions: 2.5 pounds
  • Language: English
  • Type: Paperback
  • EAN/UPC: 9783906915883
  • BISAC Categories: Individual Artists - Essays, Criticism & Theory
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