Adrian Ghenie on painting Nicolae Ceausescu

Nicolae Ceausescu, the last Communist leader in Romania, was in power from 1967 to 1989. Artist Adrian Ghenie discusses the challenges of painting a dictator and considers his work The Trial, in which he depicts Ceausescu and his wife moments before they were shot to death on national television on December 25, 1989.

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  • Total running time: 4 min. 50 sec.

  • Featured Artist: Adrian Ghenie
  • SFMOMA Release Date: September 2012