Colossal Figure

A work made of lacquer on canvas.

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  • A work made of lacquer on canvas.

Date:

1961

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. Colossal Figure 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

Colossal Figure

Origin

United States

Date

1961

Medium

Lacquer on canvas

Dimensions

266.1 x 200 cm (104 3/4 x 78 3/4 in.)

Credit Line

Ada S. Garrett Prize Fund

Reference Number

1961.1116

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