"Art making is a form of alchemy, in a way, because you are trying…to make gold from nothing. When it works very well is when you manage to turn the ordinary into the extraordinary."
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February 22, 2012
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.