Glenn Ligon's "Rückenfigur"
Upper East Side, NY from my 2011 archive

July 26, 2011

I have not spent as much time as usual this summer going to the galleries or museums. In my defense, I have seen Alexander McQueen's "Savage Beauty" exhibition twice. My time has been spent tending the garden, which is extremely demanding during these hot months, I am working on a creative endeavour, and I have been catching up with friends (before it turns cold and everyone is in hibernation again).

Yesterday, while browsing at Strand Book Store, a collection of Glenn Ligon's writings and interviews caught my eye. I went to his exhibition, "America" at the Whitney Museum of American Art back in April. This book was printed on occasion of the show, but for some reason I did not notice it at the time. I bought the book and spent some time reading it last night. I have a feeling it is going to be a great read throughout, and I am hoping inspirational as well.