Glenn Ligon: Art That Pushes the Boundaries of 'Otherness'

Since the late 1980s, the Bronx, N.Y.-born conceptual artist has explored the limits of race, gender and sexuality in his "text paintings." The Obamas have one of his paintings, Black Like Me #2, hanging in the White House, and now the Whitney Museum of Art is staging a midcareer retrospective of his work. Here's a sampling of just a few of his most provocative works.

By: Brandee Sanders
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