Leon Golub: Echoes of the Real, 2000, 1st Ed., SIGNED, INSCRIBED, Very Good

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Leon Golub: Echoes of the Real
Leon Golub and Jon Bird
Reaktion Books, Ltd
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Notes: Very Good, First Edition, 8vo, SIGNED, 11" x 8 1/4." Presentation copy from the artist to art historian and professor John Fitz Gibbon. Two-page, stapled, holographed copy of a poem from Golub to Fitz Gibbon laid in. Golub writes in red pen on the poem he has kept the original. Signed inscription in red marker from Golub to Fitz Gibbon on half-title. Pictorial wrappers with color illustrations on covers. Black lettering to beige and black spine. Bumped tips with a small wrinkle in bottom corner of fore-edge affecting the text block, text and illustrations unaffected. Else, clean and intact, binding tight. Replete with printed photographs and illustrations of Golub's work, most of which are in color. Pages clean and unmarked. 223 pp., including illustrations, References, and Select Bibliography. Leon Golub (1922-2004) was an American painter known for his depictions of the human form. He was the husband of fellow artist Nancy Spero. A catalog that accompanied a traveling retrospective of Golub's work. The exhibition was organized by the Irish Museum of Modern Art and ran from July 5, 2000-summer 2001 in Ireland, England, and the United States. Excerpt from back cover: "Now in his late 70s, Leon Golub is a leading exponent of history painting--painting as a narrative, symbolic expression of global social and political relations and of the realities of power. ... Making a case for Golub's practice of 'critical realism' that also takes account of the unconscious, Bird focuses on two themes that dominate Golub's work: how his art figures the body as a sign for social and psychic identity, and what might be termed the symbolic expression of social space."

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