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Warrior

A work made of black crayon, with scraping and smudging, on ivory wove paper.

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  • A work made of black crayon, with scraping and smudging, on ivory wove paper.

Date:

1962

Artist:

Leon Golub
American, 1922-2004

About this artwork

During a time when Abstract Expressionism was at the height of its influence, Leon Golub turned to ancient figural sculpture for inspiration. Fascinated by the classical ideal of heroic masculinity, Golub utilized traditional forms but adapted them to the current moment by stripping away flesh and facial features, resulting in broken, almost dehumanized figures such as the one found in Warrior. In drawing on the ideals of the past, Golub commented on the mechanized, nearly robotic humans of the present.

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Artist

Leon Golub

Title

Warrior

Origin

United States

Date

1962

Medium

Black crayon, with scraping and smudging, on ivory wove paper

Inscriptions

Signed lower right, in black crayon: "GOLUB"

Dimensions

748 x 1097 mm

Credit Line

Gift of Society for Contemporary American Art

Reference Number

1963.552

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