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Boy On Tire, 2004

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    • Screenprint.
    • Signed and numbered by the artist.

    About The Work

    The print entitled Boy on Tire is based on Ligon's well-known Colored series. For the series, Ligon made copies of pages from black-history coloring books from the 1970s, which in today's world seem highly racist, and asked a group of schoolchildren to color them in. The pages were then silk-screened in a larger scale onto canvas and colored in by Ligon, who mimicked the schemes of the children themselves. The resulting works, which address the connotation of the word "color"—whether it is simply a childhood pastime, the quality of a painting or a racially charged epithet—were part of his retrospective at the Whitney Museum in 2011.

    The work was created to benefit the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts in New York City.

    About Glenn Ligon

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