Glenn Ligon: Untitled (I Am a Man)

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Drawing on cultural studies, philosophy and psychoanalysis, Gregg Bordowitz presents an in-depth exposition of Glenn Ligon’s Untitled (I am a Man) (1988) as it is both inspired by and departs from the labor movements it remembers.

Glenn Ligon’s iconic Untitled (I am a Man) (1988) remembers the signs carried by striking African-American sanitation workers in Memphis, Tennessee in 1968. In this study of the painting, Gregg Bordowitz discusses its relevance to representations of self, race, and gender, with reference to other key works by Ligon such as the Profile Series (1990-91) as well as Narratives and Runaways (both 1993).

Author(s):  Greg Bordowitz
Page Count: 99
Publisher: Afterall Books
Year: 2018
Size:  6 × 8.5 in.