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GLENN LIGON, Untitled (Barber shop), 2009 [unsigned]

GLENN LIGON, Untitled (Barber shop), 2009
48 x 33 cm
offset print; street poster
€ 150,- plus € 24,- Track & Trace registered mail
also signed and numbered available

Originally this poster was clandestinely distributed on the streets in Toronto. It found audiences by chance, provoking questions and reactions, with no didactic component to the street campaign.

Glenn Ligon is at the forefront of a generation of artists who came to prominence in the late 1980s with conceptually based work that investigates the social, linguistic, and political constructions of race, gender, and sexuality.

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Circle Jerk, 2009 [portfolio with GLENN LIGON a.o.]

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Circle Jerk, 2009
63 x 46 cm / size of each poster: 48 x 33 cm
16 offset posters in cardboard portfolio with handle
all posters signed, numbered
edition 50 + ca 10 AP, here AP
published by Art Metropole, Toronto, Canada
excellent condition
€ 4.200,- plus € 24,- courier costs


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As the name implies Circle Jerk is an ad hoc group of queer artists lending each other a hand. What began in 2007 with an original group of 13 artists has grown to 16 participants. There is no specific curatorial premise, although the posters were clandestinely distributed on the streets to coincide with Art Toronto 2009 in late October. The posters found an audience by chance, provoking questions or reactions. A signed, limited edition was a fundraiser for Art Metropole. The set is packaged in a custom-made portfolio carrying case printed with artists’ names and the title “Circle Jerk 2009” displayed in pink text. The edition has been produced in a very limited quantity of 50 sets of all 16 posters, full colour offset printed, signed and numbered.

Participating artists include Andy Fabo, Brendan Fernandes, Bruce LaBruce, John Greyson, Daryl Vocat, Glenn Ligon, Stephen Andrews, Luis Jacob, David Altmejd, Chris Curreri, John McLachlin, Micah Lexier, Peter Kingstone, Will Munro, Ed Pien and David Grenier.

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GLENN LIGON, I Am Somebody, 2015 [Tote bag]

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GLENN LIGON, I Am Somebody, 2015
ca 48 x 48 x 26 cm
Tote bag with inner large purse, tag
edition unknown
pristine
published by The Studio Museum Harlem / MZ Wallace, New York, USA
rare
€ 550,- plus € 18,- registered mail Track & Trace

 

Glenn Ligon took the print for this object from a piece Untitled (I Am Somebody), placing it on an MZ Wallace Metro Tote bag.

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GLENN LIGON, Untitled (Barber shop), 2009 [signed]

GLENN LIGON, Untitled (Barber shop), 2009
48 x 33 cm
single offset print
edition 50
signed and numbered
€ 2.400,- plus € 24,- Track & Trace registered mail

unsigned € 150,- plus € 24,- Track & Trace registered mail


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Glenn Ligon is at the forefront of a generation of artists who came to prominence in the late 1980s with conceptually based work that investigates the social, linguistic, and political constructions of race, gender, and sexuality. Originally, the posters were clandestinely distributed on the streets. The posters found audiences by chance, provoking questions or reactions, with no didactic component to the street campaign.

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Circle Jerk, Toronto, 2009.
16 posters; 33 x 48 cm, signed & numbered edition of 50, full colour offset,
set of 16 signed posters


LIMITED EDITION

CIRCLE JERK: 16 artists, 16 posters
As the name implies Circle Jerk is an ad hoc group of queer artists lending each other a hand. What began in 2007 with an original group of 13 artists has grown to 16 participants. Each artist has contributed a work from their current production. There is no specific curatorial premise; nonetheless the works connect with a shared attitude.Participating artists include Andy Fabo, Brendan Fernandes, Bruce LaBruce,
John Greyson, Daryl Vocat, Glenn Ligon, Stephen Andrews, Luis Jacob,
David Altmejd, Chris Curreri, John McLachlin, Micah Lexier, Peter Kingstone,
Will Munro, Ed Pien, and David Grenier.The posters were clandestinely distributed on the streets to coincide with
Art Toronto 2009 in late October. There is no didactic component to the street campaign. The posters found an audience by chance, provoking questions or reactions. A signed, limited edition was a fundraiser for Art Metropole. The set is packaged in a custom-made portfolio carrying case printed with artists’ names and the title “Circle Jerk 2009” displayed in pink text. The edition has been produced in a very limited quantity of 50 sets of all 16 posters, full colour offset printed, signed and numbered.
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GLENN LIGON, ‘2000-2009’, 2011 [print]

 

GLENN LIGON,’2000-2009′, 2011
Epson Ultra Chrome K3 print on Museo Max 365 GSM paper
76,2 x  56 cm /  22 x 30 inch
edition of 30 + 5 AP + 5 PP
sold

 

 

History of prices offered and determined by:
LACMA, Los Angeles    € 3200,- / US$ 4000.- (members US$ 3600.-)   June 2012

Over the last three decades, Glenn Ligon has produced a substantial body of work engaged, as one critic has succinctly noted, with the “presence of the past in the present.” In this print Glenn Ligon has layered the figures of the years ten on top of each other.
Ligon draws from the aesthetic language and formalism of minimalism and the textual and philosophical modes of conceptual art, and enriches this all through his formative engagement with the modes of cultural studies and critical theory that have gained prominence since the 1980s.

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GLENN LIGON, I Am a Man [tote bag], 2011

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GLENN LIGON, I Am A Man, 2011
25 1/2 x 14 x 3 1/2 inches / bag itself approx. 14″x16″
tote bag
published by Modern Art Museum, Fort Worth, Texas, USA
p.o.r.

In 1968, at the height of the Civil Rights Movement, hundreds of black sanitation workers in Memphis went on strike. Famously, they carried signs reading, “I AM A MAN”. This statement “I AM A MAN” started out as an exasperated cry from an oppressed minority to be treated as human. The posters were carried by the workers on strike that drew Martin Luther King Jr. to Memphis, Tennessee the first week of April 1968. After King’s assassination later that week, the poster became a nationally recognized symbol of the struggle for equality and humanity. Twenty years later, Ligon replicated those signs in his painting Untitled, 1988. Working through the legacy of the civil rights movement he has found his artistic voice: this was one of Ligon’s earliest paintings to include appropriated text, an exploration that continues to this day.