Leon GolubWhite Squad 1987

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Artist
Leon Golub (1922‑2004)
Title
White Squad
Date 1987
MediumLithograph on paper
Dimensionsimage: 755 x 1060 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Purchased 1988
Reference
P77251
Not on display

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P77251 White Squad 1987

Lithograph 755 × 1060 (29 3/4 × 41 3/4) on wove Arches paper, same size; printed by John Hutcheson, Rutgers University; publisher not known
Inscribed ‘Golub’ bottom centre, ‘22/60’ bottom centre and ‘White Squad’ b.l.
Purchased from Print Works, Chicago (Grant-in-Aid) 1988

‘White Squad’ depicts an elongated man's head with cap, the head and shoulders of a man bent forward, and, at the top right, a hand holding a cocked semi-automatic pistol. The print is predominantly black, with some blue in the face of the man on the left and streaks of brown in the face of the victim. P77251 was made when Golub was invited by John Hutcheson, an independent printmaker then teaching printmaking at Rutgers University, New Jersey, to make a print at the University Art School. The image was drawn on transfer paper, then reworked on the stone with crayon and tusche. It is one of seven or eight prints the artist made during the 1980s… (read more)

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