Interrogation II

Against red background four men stand around another bound naked to a chair, his head covered.
Art © Leon Golub/Licensed by VAGA, New York, NY. Courtesy Ronald Feldman Fine Arts.

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  • Against red background four men stand around another bound naked to a chair, his head covered.

Date:

1981

Artist:

Leon Golub
American, 1922–2004

About this artwork

A leading cultural and civil rights activist in the United States from the early 1960s until his death in 2004, Leon Golub consistently created works that addressed humanitarian issues. This piece belongs to a series of paintings that deals with human rights violations in Central America. By fixing the gaze of his grinning perpetrators directly on the viewer, Golub makes it difficult to look away. The artist thus compels viewers to examine their own relationship to the brutality depicted.

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Artist

Leon Golub

Title

Interrogation II

Origin

United States

Date

1981

Medium

Acrylic on canvas

Dimensions

305 × 427 cm (120 × 168 in.)

Credit Line

Gift of Society for Contemporary Art

Reference Number

1983.264

Copyright

Art © Leon Golub/Licensed by VAGA, New York, NY. Courtesy Ronald Feldman Fine Arts.

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