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"Leon Golub: Bite Your Tongue" exhibits the work of the prolific American painter whose career spanned from 1950 until his death in 2004. Inspired by Mexican muralism, Golub's work focuses on the central motivation that art has an obligation to address social issues.

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Leon Golub: Bite Your Tongue showcases the trajectory of Leon Golub, the postwar
figurative American painter who produced over 50 paintings and drawings of small
and large scale between 1950 and 2004.

A great admirer of Mexican muralism, Golub (Chicago, 1922 – New York, 2004) believed
that art had an obligation to respond to its time and collective human experiences. His
works are profoundly …

Leon Golub: Bite Your Tongue showcases the trajectory of Leon Golub, the postwar
figurative American painter who produced over 50 paintings and drawings of small
and large scale between 1950 and 2004.

A great admirer of Mexican muralism, Golub (Chicago, 1922 – New York, 2004) believed
that art had an obligation to respond to its time and collective human experiences. His
works are profoundly psychological and emotive – often painted on a huge scale – and
return again and again to themes of oppression, violence and the misuse of power.

His paintings from the 1950s depict universal images of man and …

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Paseo de la Reforma #51
Bosque de Chapultepec
Mexico City, D.F., MX