Oct 06, 2022 - Sale 2616

Sale 2616 - Lot 219

Price Realized: $ 4,000
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 4,000 - $ 6,000
GLENN LIGON (1960 - )
Untitled (America).

Color screenprint on Coventry Rag paper, 2015. 152x228 mm; 6x9 inches, full margins. Signed, dated and numbered 41/50 in pencil, lower margin. Printed by Axelle Fine Arts Gallery Ltd, New York. Published by Nottingham Contemporary in conjunction with the exhibition Glenn Ligon: Encounters and Collisions at Nottingham Contemporary and the Tate Liverpool.

Glenn Ligon's starting point was an installation view of one of his iconic America neon sculptures. He subjected this image to low-tech copying and transferring techniques, which has resulted in a frayed and mottled image of the original work, whose tones have been reversed.