Head (I)

A work made of oil on canvas.

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  • A work made of oil on canvas.

Date:

1958

Artist:

Leon Golub
American, 1922–2004

About this artwork

A leading cultural and civil rights activist in the United States from the early 1960s until his death in 2004, Leon Golub consistently created works that addressed humanitarian issues. Head (I) suggests the tragic heroes of ancient Greece or Rome––cultures that produced idealized images of clarity, beauty, and strength. This monumental modern counterpart, however, is scarred, vulnerable, and massively imperfect.

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Contemporary Art

Artist

Leon Golub

Title

Head (I)

Origin

United States

Date

1958

Medium

Oil on canvas

Dimensions

53.3 x 41.3 cm (21 x 16 1/4 in.)

Credit Line

Estate of Virginia Croon

Reference Number

1973.779

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