6 May-12 September. Leon Golub (1922-2004) worked independently as an artist throughout his career, seemingly oblivious to the emerging art movements that surrounded him.
This retrospective comprises drawings and paintings which demonstrate the figurative, shocking and occasionally grotesque elements to his explorations of violence and oppression. The exhibition unites the Chicago artist's most important works such as Vietnam II (1973) and his napalm paintings of the 1960s with some of his lesser-known works.
Of particular note are his portraits of politicians and dictators, including Franco, and the mercenaries and militaristic machines behind their regimes.
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Mon-Sat 10.00-21.00. Sun 10.00-14.30. Tue closed. Reina Sofía Museum (MNCARS), Santa Isabel 52, tel. +34917741000.