Glenn Ligon: Obama Is His Biggest Fan

The American artist Glenn Ligon, three of whose works are pictured, sat in the audience at a Harlem fundraiser for Barack Obama‘s second election campaign and watched the President sing part of an Al Green song. It turned out that Obama had a pretty good voice. Then Ligon felt a tap on his shoulder, and turned to see who was there. A member of the National Democratic Committee leaned into his ear and asked if he had a moment to meet the President. Taken aback, Ligon replied: “Sure.” Backstage, he stepped forward to be introduced by an aide who said: “Mr President, this is the artist Glenn Ligon. His painting Black Like Me #2 is in your personal quarters in the White House.” Read here what Obama told him.

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