Leon Golub Powerplay : The Political Portraits

Bird, Jon (2016) Leon Golub Powerplay : The Political Portraits. [Show/Exhibition]


The American artist Leon Golub (1922–2004) is best known for his iconic history paintings of mercenaries, interrogations, torture scenes and riots of the 1980s and early ’90s. In 2016 Jon Bird curated an exhibition of Golub's political portraits at the National Portrait Gallery and published an accompanying book, which explores the effects of power upon the body through facial expressions, gestures and poses, and invested his figures with psychological tension and depth.

Leon Golub powerplay : the political portraits has two components

(1) Leon Golub powerplay: the political portraits (2016). [Show/Exhibition]
Lead curator of Leon Golub powerplay exhibition of his political portraits.

(2) Leon Golub powerplay: the political portraits (2016). [Book]
This book accompanies the exhibition of Leon Golub’s political portraits.

Venue Details

  1. Leon Golub powerplay: the political portraits
    • Location: National Portray Gallery, London, Room 32
    • Dates: 18 Mar - 25 Sep 2016

Item Type: Show/Exhibition
Research Areas: A. > School of Art and Design
Item ID: 31177
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Depositing User: Repository team
Date Deposited: 15 Oct 2020 16:33
Last Modified: 04 Mar 2021 03:11
URI: https://eprints.mdx.ac.uk/id/eprint/31177

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