” A lot of my work is about text taken to the point of abstraction. “


” I’m not an Abstraction Expressionist, but I think dedication to paintings comes from an early interest in that work. “


” Sol LeWitt had a huge influence on my work because of his use of repetition and his clarity, setting up a system and letting that system go. That’s kind of where the text paintings came from. “


” Artists such as Lorna Simpson, Zoe Leonard, Byron Kim and Stephen Andrews and I are around the same age, and I know them personally. The discussions I have had with them over the years have influenced the work that I have made throughout my career. “


” In 2011, ‘Yourself in the World,’ a book of my writings and interviews, was published in conjunction with a retrospective of my work at the Whitney Museum of American Art. “



All 5 Glenn Ligon Quotes about Work in picture


A lot of my work is about text taken to the point of abstraction.
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Sol LeWitt had a huge influence on my work because of his use of repetition and his clarity, setting up a system and letting that system go. That
Artists such as Lorna Simpson, Zoe Leonard, Byron Kim and Stephen Andrews and I are around the same age, and I know them personally. The discussions I have had with them over the years have influenced the work that I have made throughout my career.
In 2011,
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