George Deem (1932-2008)
From the Collection of Erica Rutherford, P.E.I.
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.