Lot 78
George Deem (1932-2008)

MY GRÜNEWALD, Mixed-media, pen and ink and watercolour on buff wove paper; signed and titled in pencil verso. Unframed., height 18.0" — 45.7cm, width 22.0" — 55.9cm


Est. $200/400
Realised: $120
Auction Date: 10/05/2017


Provenance: From the Collection of Erica Rutherford, P.E.I.

Note: Best known for his appropriations of famous works, here Deem has manipulated a chalk drawing by Matthias Grünewald. Deem emulates the chalk highlights of Grünewald’s Crying Head (ca. 1520, Museum of Prints and Drawings, Berlin, Germany) with gouache and superimposes scores of aggressive red marks to the image.


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