"One can take a neon tube and simply paint it black on the front. So it would read as a black letter or a line, but it would also read as neon because there would be light coming from behind that black letter."
Glenn Ligon is our current 100 Artists featured artist. Above are two works—Untitled (America) (2008) and Warm Broad Glow II (2011)—included in the 2011 Glenn Ligon: AMERICA exhibition, seen here installed at the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York. These scenes are featured in the Art in the Twenty-First Century Season 6 episode, History (2012).
Also shown here is the installation process of Warm Broad Glow II, as featured in the Exclusive episode, Glenn Ligon: Installing “Warm Broad Glow II”.