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Glenn Ligon, Untitled (Study #1 for Prisoner of Love), 1992

Images of Glenn Ligon, Untitled (Study #1 for Prisoner of Love)

Black stenciled text that reads "WE ARE THE INK THAT GIVES THE WHITE PAGE A MEANING" repeats for twenty-nine lines, gradually becoming distorted until it's almost illegible at the bottom.
Glenn Ligon, American, b. 1960
Untitled (Study #1 for Prisoner of Love), 1992
Oil and gesso on canvas
30 ¼ × 20 1/8 in. (76.8 × 51.1 cm)
Collection Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, Gift of Sandra P. and Jack Guthman, 2000.11

Photo: Nathan Keay, © MCA Chicago