Friday, January 27, 2017

Glenn Ligon's home where history and friends inspire

Show Us Your Walls
By Hilarie M. Sheets
Glenn Ligon with a David Hammons work made by bouncing a grimy basketball on paper.
Glenn Ligon, the New York artist, is best known for canvases stenciled with fragments of famous texts that explore the experience of being black, and some deliberately slide from legibility into abstraction. While he doesn’t exactly consider himself a collector, the walls of his TriBeCa apartment reflect a rich history of his artistic loves and influences. Giving a tour of the works, acquired through purchase or exchanges with friends, the 56-year-old artist was most excited about one of David Hammons’s basketball drawings, a delicate smokey abstraction made by bouncing a grimy basketball on a piece of paper. [link]