28 March 2016

Leon Golub: Heroes and Villains Still Raw and Brutally Existent

Leon Golub was a hero to some. In the fifties, his figurative work went against the grain when abstraction was de rigueur in the art world. In the sixties, his Vietnam and Napalm series of paintings, raw and brutally existent, were condemnations of the war. Then, in the mid-70’s, a creative crisis set in, perhaps brought on by the end […]

14 March 2016

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Leon Golub Exhibition Unites Portraits of leading 20th Century Power Figures

Portraits of leading figures of power from twentieth century including Castro, Pinochet and Brezhnev by the American artist Leon Golub are to go on display at the National Portrait Gallery on 18 March. They are being shown for the first time in the United Kingdom.  The display includes four portraits of the Spanish general Francisco Franco at different […]

29 July 2015

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Individuality in Art

“What the superior man seeks is in himself; what the small man seeks is in others.” ― Confucius Following World War II the relevance of individual identity in art has been disregarded. This blog intends to shed light on the continued expression of individuality by artists. Karl Zerbe (1903 – 1972)  His technical excellence assured the survival […]

13 March 2015

Leon Golub: Bite Your Tongue – Serpentine Gallery – Live The American Nightmare

Serpentine Galleries presents Leon Golub: ‘Bite Your Tongue’, a survey exhibition of the American figurative painter, his first in London since 2000, highlights key aspects of the artist’s oeuvre from the 1950s until his death in 2004. This exhibition at the Serpentine Gallery is part of the Serpentine’s Spring Programme, which includes an exhibition by […]

4 March 2015

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Leon Golub Opens At The Serpentine Gallery

Serpentine Galleries present the exhibition Leon Golub: ‘Bite Your Tongue’. This survey exhibition of the American figurative painter, his first in a London public institution since 2000, highlights key aspects of the artist’s oeuvre from the 1950s until his death in 2004. Throughout his career Golub was guided by his belief that art should have […]

10 December 2014

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Keith Haring’s Bathroom Mural To Reopen In 2015

Keith Haring’s ‘NSFW’ men’s bathroom mural at The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Community Centre New York, is about to be reopened to the public post its restoration. Since 2001 the bathroom has actually been a meeting room for the Centre, but for this month only it will be opened back up to the public. […]