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Untitled (James Baldwin)

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Ligon's paintings present quotations that expose the dangers of speaking simplistically about African-American identity in art and in life. The text of Untitled features words spoken by James Baldwin (1924-1987) in an interview late in his life. Baldwin states the difficulties and restrictions...

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Provenance

The artist; with Max Protetch Gallery, New York; to MFA, Boston, 1991

Credit Line

Seth K. Sweetser Fund

Copyright

Courtesy of the artist

1990

Dimensions

15.9 x 213.4 cm (6 1/4 x 84 in.)

Accession Number

1991.546

Medium or Technique

Oil on canvas

Collections

Contemporary Art

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