press release

Please join Nancy Spero and sons, Stephen, Philip, and Paul Golub, in a tribute to celebrate the extraordinary life and work of Leon Golub - painter, activist, author, and teacher - who died August 8, 2004 in New York City.

Golub's outsized paintings bear searing and prophetic witness to a history of war and oppression, conflict and violence. In the iconography of the second half of the twentieth century art, his images of mercenaries, napalm victims, goons, and white squads create an mplacable lexicon. Not withstanding the seriousness of Golub's commitment to his politics in paint, his work was filled with pathos and a raunchy sense of humor and sexuality.

Family, friends, colleagues, and students will miss his extraordinary knowledge and wit,his love of provocative discourse, and his generosity.

To honor the spirit of Leon Golub, memorial gifts can be made to Amnesty International.


Leon Golub - Politics in Paint
17.04.05, 16:00 Uhr

Vorträge von Jon Bird, Phong Bui, Clayton Eshleman, Hans Haacke, Samm Kunce, Declan McGonagle, Molly Nesbit, Hans Ulrich Obrist, Kiki Smith, Robert Storr

Filme: Charles Ahearn and Kartemquin Films