Davison Art Center, Wesleyan University

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From Untitled (Two White / Two Black)

Soft-ground etching, aquatint, spit-bite aquatint, and sugar-lift on Fabriano Murillo Black paper

Print impression quality: Excellent

Dimensions (Plate): 597 x 402 mm (23.5 x 15.8 in.)

Dimensions (Sheet): 627 x 440 mm (24.7 x 17.3 in.)

Signed, lower right: “Glenn Ligon ’92”; inscribed, lower left: “P.P. 2/3”

Edition: From “Untitled (Two White / Two Black),” a set of four untitled etchings with texts by Ralph Ellison and Zora Neale Hurston. Printer’s Proof 2/3 aside from the published edition of 45; printed by Burnet Studio, New York; published by Max Protetch, New York

Accession number: 1996.3.1

Gifts fund, 1996

The text in the image begins: “I am an invisible man. No, I am not a spook [...]”

Bibliography: See Huey Copeland, “Glenn Ligon and Other Runaway Subjects,” Representations, vol. 113, no. 1 (Winter 2011), pp. 73–110; see also DAC object file.

Work Type: print

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