Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Martin Luther King Day at LACMA

In honor of Martin Luther King Day, LACMA waived admission fees. It was also a fitting day to visit the Glenn Ligon retrospective exhibition simply titled 'America'. He has explored both race and sexuality and the top images here show a work he created as a somewhat conflicted response to Mapplethorpe's Black Book photographs. Below are a series of silkscreen, oil and gesso works, with 'Malcolm X (Version 1) #1', 2000 at right.

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