Leon Golub - Inevitable Fatum, 1994 – Edition of 300
Inevitable Fatum, 1994
1 dog biscuit attached with wire to rubber-stamped signed and numbered paper label
Bone 7/8 x 4 3/4 x 2 1/2 in
Label 4 3/4 x 2 3/8 in.
Bone w/label and wire: 7/8 x 5 1/2 x 8 in.
Edition No. 146/300
Golub discussing the 1992 painting Beware of Dog: "The painting Beware of Dog represents a shift both in technique and in the use of language and imagery. The handling of paint is more direct and immediate without the complex layering I have typically utilized previously. The intention is to be more graphic and to intensify a rapid means of conveying the narrative. After painting the figures I decided to do a graffiti of a dog on the wall and then to paint in pink Beware of Dog in letters almost 10 inches tall. The idea was to emphasize both the street nature of the signs and equally, throw in a kind of representative but crazy message which somehow in atypical fashion intersects at another level of rhetoric the drama of the types portrayed."