Bronx-born Glenn Ligon ranks as one of America’s more literary artists. A one-time proof reader for a law firm, whose mother once told him, “The only artists I’ve ever heard of are dead,” he made his way as an artist by working nights and weekends, and today finds a home in permanent collections from London’s Tate Modern and the Pompidou Center in Paris, to MoMA, the Guggenheim, and the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis.
Below are Glenn Ligon’s favorite books, available to purchase as a set or individually.
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Citizen: An American Lyric
Claudia Rankine’s book length poem Citizen was nominated for a National Book Critics Circle Award in the categories of poetry and criticism. It is one of the most devastating takes on American culture I have read in a long time, laying bare the stakes of being black in a country long ambivalent about our presence here.
DUETS: Stephen Andrews & Gregg Bordowitz in Conversation
Stephen Andrews & Gregg Bordowitz
One of the most honest, clear, wide-ranging, and engaging conversations between two artists that I have ever read, each in his own way stretching the boundaries of what we imagine art to be.
A flanêur of the first order, Cole walks the streets of New York with eyes and ears open, presenting a fictional account of the tastes, sounds and smells of this dynamic city.
$171.84 The Odyssey
$159.79 The Argonauts
$283.84 The Story of Design
Charlotte and Peter Fiell
Cortney Burns and Nick Balla
From: $148.92 Dining with the Maharajas: A Thousand Years of Culinary Tradition
$178.58 The Country Between Us
$309.75 Tenth of December
$190.19 Dark Night of the Soul
by Saint John of the Cross
$161.92 The Man Who Was Thursday
G. K. Chesterton
$211.35 Voluptuous Panic: The Erotic World of Weimar Berlin
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