In this preview from the "Art in the Twenty-First Century" Season 6 episode, "History," artist Glenn Ligon discusses the inefficiencies of painted text, noting how the unique qualities can be used to the advantage of both the artist and the viewer.

"History" premieres Friday, April 27, 2012 at 9:00 p.m. ET on PBS (check local listings).

For more information on Glenn Ligon, please visit:
art21.org/artists/glenn-ligon

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