The New York Conceptual artist Glenn Ligon, whose paintings, prints and drawings use phrases written or uttered by famous personalities, has a new midcareer retrospective at the Whitney Museum of American Art. Scott Rothkopf, a curator at the Whitney, narrates a look at several works in the exhibition. Click on the images below to hear Mr. Rothkopf’s commentary and to see the works in detail.

The New York Conceptual artist Glenn Ligon, whose paintings, prints and drawings use phrases written or uttered by famous personalities, has a new midcareer retrospective at the Whitney Museum of American Art. Scott Rothkopf, a curator at the Whitney, narrates a look at several works in the exhibition. Click on the images below to hear Mr. Rothkopf’s commentary and to see the works in detail.