Glenn Ligon, Untitled, 1992

Images of Glenn Ligon, Untitled

  • A framed text, black on white, reads "I feel most colored when I am thrown against a sharp white background". This phrase is repeated and gradually becomes distorted until illegible at the bottom.
A framed text, black on white, reads "I feel most colored when I am thrown against a sharp white background". This phrase is repeated and gradually becomes distorted until illegible at the bottom.
  1. Long A body of black text is printed on a white rectangle with even borders of white space on all four sides. The text reads "I feel most colored when I am thrown against a sharp white background," repeated without punctuation or line breaks to separate the repetitions. The text is printed in a stenciled font with gritty smudges that become more and more prominent as the text continues, eventually blending with the text at the bottom of the image, rendering it almost illegible. It has a narrow black frame.
Glenn Ligon, American, b. 1960
Untitled, 1992
Softground etchings, aquatint, and spit bite and sugar lift on paper
Four parts, each: 25 × 17 1/4 in. ( 63.5 × 43.8 cm)
Collection Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, Gift of Sandra P. and Jack Guthman, 2000.14.a-d
Photo: Nathan Keay, © MCA Chicago
Glenn Ligon, American, b. 1960
Untitled, 1992
Softground etchings, aquatint, and spit bite and sugar lift on paper
Four parts, each: 25 × 17 1/4 in. ( 63.5 × 43.8 cm)
Collection Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, Gift of Sandra P. and Jack Guthman, 2000.14.a-d
Photo: Nathan Keay, © MCA Chicago
Glenn Ligon, American, b. 1960
Untitled, 1992
Softground etchings, aquatint, and spit bite and sugar lift on paper
Four parts, each: 25 × 17 1/4 in. ( 63.5 × 43.8 cm)
Collection Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, Gift of Sandra P. and Jack Guthman, 2000.14.a-d
Photo: Nathan Keay, © MCA Chicago
Glenn Ligon, American, b. 1960
Untitled, 1992
Softground etchings, aquatint, and spit bite and sugar lift on paper
Four parts, each: 25 × 17 1/4 in. ( 63.5 × 43.8 cm)
Collection Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, Gift of Sandra P. and Jack Guthman, 2000.14.a-d
Photo: Nathan Keay, © MCA Chicago