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Ghetto Merchant was created from physical remnants of the rebellions and most probably shown in the 66 Signs of Neon exhibition. Anthropomorphic in sensibility, it incorporates a burned-up cash register as its core element, its wiry keys a skeletal torso. This is topped by an “empty” head formed from the negative space in a metal fragment and held up by spindly steel legs, an apt metaphor for a figure that preyed on the Watts community.
Mixed media 41 x 18 1/4 in
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Now Dig This!
Glenn Ligon, Untitled (America), 2008, Neon 24 x 168 inches