Museo Reina Sofía Presents Exhibition of Works by American Artist Leon Golub

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MADRID.- Museo Reina Sofía presents an exhibition of works by Leon Golub, on view from May 6 through September 12, 2011 in the Palacio de Velázquez. The art of Leon Golub (Chicago, 1922 – New York, 2004) challenges the dominant model of the development of art from the 1950s onward. Oblivious to the media experimentation taking place in most artistic production during these decades, Golub’s work is based on a pictorial renovation in which genres believed to be exhausted, such as historical painting or portraits, once again show unexpected expressive and critical capacity. His evolution as an artist is also somewhat paradoxical, making the debate between abstraction and figuration meaningless: during the time he spent in Paris with his wife, the artist Nancy Spero, in the late fifties and early sixties, he adhered to the ideas of abstract informalism of Michel Tapies or Jean Dubuffet, later moving towards spaces in which