American & 20th-21st Century International Art

October 05, 2017

LOT 78
George Deem (1932-2008)
  • George Deem (1932-2008)
  • George Deem (1932-2008)
  • George Deem (1932-2008)


George Deem (1932-2008), American


Mixed-media, pen and ink and watercolour on buff wove paper; signed and titled in pencil verso. Unframed.
Sheet 18 x 22 ins — 45.7 x 55.9 cms

Estimate $200-$400

Realised: $120
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About artist/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.


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