A TRIBUTE TO LEON GOLUB

A TRIBUTE TO LEON GOLUB

The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art

April 10, 2005

Leon Golub: Politics in Paint
A Tribute
Sunday, April 17: 4 pm

Cooper Union Great Hall
7 East 7th Street (at Third Avenue)
New York

Speakers: Jon Bird, Phong Bui, Clayton Eshleman, Hans Haacke, Samm Kunce, Declan McGonagle, Molly Nesbit, Hans-Ulrich Obrist, Kiki Smith, and Robert Storr

Films (excerpted): Charles Ahearn and Kartemquin Films

Please join Nancy Spero and sons, Stephen, Philip, and Paul Golub, in a tribute
to celebrate the extraordinary life and work of Leon Golub – painter, activist, author,
and teacher – who died August 8, 2004 in New York City.

Golub’s outsized paintings bear searing and prophetic witness to a history of war
and oppression, conflict and violence. In the iconography of the second half of the twentieth century art, his images of mercenaries, napalm victims, goons, and white squads create an
implacable lexicon. Not withstanding the seriousness of Golub’s commitment to his politics in paint, his work was filled with pathos and a raunchy sense of humor and sexuality.

Family, friends, colleagues, and students will miss his extraordinary knowledge and wit,
his love of provocative discourse, and his generosity.

For further information, please contact Laura Muggeo at the Ronald Feldman Gallery.
(212) 226-3232 (laura@feldmangallery.com)

To honor the spirit of Leon Golub, memorial gifts can be made to Amnesty International.

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