The Cleveland Museum of Art

Collection Online as of March 3, 2024

Bonehead

Bonehead

1953
(American, 1922–2004)
Image: 39.5 x 31.2 cm (15 9/16 x 12 5/16 in.); Sheet: 45.7 x 33.7 cm (18 x 13 1/4 in.)
© The Nancy Spero and Leon Golub Foundation for the Arts / Licensed by VAGA at Artists Rights Society (ARS), NY
Location: not on view

Did You Know?

The inscription, “Betty Six Toes if Not More” below the image is not the title of the print but rather a humorous and nonsensical phrase added by the artist.

Description

This print by the artist Leon Golub is among the first lithographs he made while living in Chicago with his wife, the artist Nancy Spero, after they both graduated from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 1949. The lithograph features a contorted human face and body in keeping with Golub’s interest in male aggression and vulnerability throughout his career.
  • 1953
    Leon Golub [1922-2004] (the artist)
    1950s
    Jack and Irene Oppenheim, New York, NY
    By descent to Mark Soppeland, Beachwood, OH
    March 2, 2020
    The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH
  • Yood, James, et al. Second Sight: Printmaking in Chicago, 1935-1995. Evanston: Mary and Leigh Block Gallery, 1996 no. 56
  • {{cite web|title=Bonehead|url=false|author=Leon Albert Golub|year=1953|access-date=03 March 2024|publisher=Cleveland Museum of Art}}

Source URL:

https://www.clevelandart.org/art/2020.94