Leon Golub: Mercenaries II and Napalm Gates

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Leon Golub: Mercenaries II and Napalm Gates
Photo: Todd-White Art Photography. Courtesy Anthony Reynolds Installation view of Leon Golub's 'Mercenaries II (section III and IV)', 1975

Golub was known for hacking his canvases up, creating a physical act of violence that ultimately imbued his work with a deeper resonance. The downstairs gallery features collaged sections of earthy and bloody coloured canvases that form looming gates whilst upstairs four segments from one his large-scale paintings are hung to eerie affect. A powerful response to questionable political and military actions in Vietnam by a painter shunned for many years by the American establishment.


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