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"There’s a kind of slowness and inefficiency about rendering text in paint. We’re in a world that’s very fast, so things that slow you for a minute—give you pause—are good."
—Glenn Ligon

Glenn Ligon, our current 100 Artists featured artist, discusses his interest in rendering text in paint. Seen here is opening night of the 2011 Glenn Ligon: AMERICA exhibition at the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, as featured in the Art in the Twenty-First Century Season 6 episode, History (2012).

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