Untitled (Negro Sunshine)
Identification and Creation
Object Number
2007.98
People
Glenn Ligon, American (Bronx, NY born 1960)
Title
Untitled (negro sunshine)
Classification
Sculpture
Work Type
sculpture
Date
2005
Places
Creation Place: North America, United States, New York, New York City
Culture
American
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Neon
Dimensions
13 x 108 x 6.4 cm (5 1/8 x 42 1/2 x 2 1/2 in.)
Inscriptions and Marks
  • Signed: no signature
Provenance
[Regen Projects, Los Angeles, California] sold; to Harvard University Art Museums, 2007.
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, The Jorie Marshall Waterman '96 and Gwendolyn Dunaway Waterman '92 Fund
Copyright
© Glenn Ligon
Accession Year
2007
Object Number
2007.98
Division
Modern and Contemporary Art
Contact
am_moderncontemporary@harvard.edu
Descriptions
Description
Two pieces of neon light sculpture spell out the words, negro sunshine. Both pieces are connected to each other with electrical wire. Electrical wire hangs 59 inches from the bottom of the neon tubing ending with a transformer that sits on the floor.
Publication History

Harvard University Art Museums, Harvard University Art Museums Annual Report 2006-7 (Cambridge, MA, 2008), p. 23, ill.

Richard Meyer, Light It Up, or How Glenn Ligon Got Over, Artforum (New York, May 2006)

Lauri Firstenberg, Neo-Archival and Textual Modes of Production: An Interview with Glenn Ligon, Art Journal (Spring 2001), Vol. 60 No. 1

Exhibition History

Contemporary Art from the Harvard University Art Museums Collections, Harvard University Art Museums, Fogg Art Museum, Cambridge, 06/23/2007 - 01/31/2008

Re-View: European and American Art Since 1900, Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Cambridge, 05/03/2011 - 06/01/2013

Subjects and Contexts

Collection Highlights

Verification Level

3 - Good. Object is well described and information is vetted