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Leon Golub (1922–2004)

Leon Golub was born on January 21, 1922 in Chicago, Illinois, USA. He was married to Nancy Spero. He died on August 8, 2004 in New York City, New York, USA. See full bio »

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 2004 The Private Life of a Masterpiece (TV Series documentary)
Himself - Artist
- The Third of May 1808 (2004) ... Himself - Artist
 2002 Goya: Crazy Like a Genius (TV Movie documentary)
 1993 Woman as Protagonist: The Art of Nancy Spero (Documentary)
 1991 Post No Bills (Documentary)
Himself (scenes deleted)
 1988 Golub (Documentary)

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(June 2001) "Too many people have a sort of protective attitude about art. You know, 'Don't touch. It's valuable.' I'm trying to be more in your face, like when you walk down the street and suddenly you encounter a situation. I'm trying to invite you into scenes where you might not want to be invited in."


An opponent of the Vietnam war, Golub created "Vietnam II" in 1973, a sprawling 40-feet-wide painting depicting American soldiers shooting down Vietnamese. He later created more than 30 portraits based on photos of powerful public figures including President Nixon and Fidel Castro. Later works, including his "Interrogation" and "Mercenaries" series, show images of torture and violence. See more »

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