- Identification and Creation
- Object Number
Glenn Ligon, American (Bronx, NY born 1960)
- Untitled (negro sunshine)
- Work Type
- Creation Place: North America, United States, New York, New York City
- Physical Descriptions
- 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
- [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
- © Glenn Ligon
- Accession Year
- Object Number
- Modern and Contemporary Art
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- 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
Lauri Firstenberg, Neo-Archival and Textual Modes of Production: An Interview with Glenn Ligon, Art Journal (Spring 2001), Vol. 60 No. 1
Richard Meyer, Light It Up, or How Glenn Ligon Got Over, Artforum (New York, May 2006)
Harvard University Art Museums, Harvard University Art Museums Annual Report 2006-7 (Cambridge, MA, 2008), p. 23, ill.
- 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
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