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Contemporary Art Day Auction

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Leon Golub
1922 - 2004
signed; titled twice on a label affixed to the reverse
acrylic on unstretched canvas with metal grommets
121 1/2 by 170 in. 308.6 by 431.8 cm.
Executed in 1986.
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Gladstone Gallery, New York
Acquired by the present owner from the above in 1989


Frankfurt, Galerie Neuendorf, Leon Golub, April - June 1988, cat. no. 30, p. 47, illustrated in color
Dublin, Irish Museum of Modern Art; South London Art Gallery; Buffalo, Albright-Knox Art Gallery; Brooklyn Museum of Art, Leon Golub: Paintings 1950-2000, July 2000 - August 2001


Jon Bird, Leon Golub: Echoes of the Real, London, 2000, fig. 86, p. 119, illustrated in color

Catalogue Note

"[The White Squad] paintings are made of composites. I use photographs, lots of them, but there is no single image which makes up these paintings...I like to show the tension...The figures in the paintings tend to be larger than life size. This is so that they are not dwarfed by the viewer." -Leon Golub, 2000

Contemporary Art Day Auction

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