American & 20th-21st Century International Art

October 05, 2017

LOT 78

Lot 78

George Deem (1932-2008)

George Deem (1932-2008)
Lot 78 Details
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
Price Includes Buyer's Premium ?

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George Deem (1932-2008)
  • George Deem (1932-2008)
  • 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.


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LOT 78

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  • 5 Stars: Excellent - No discernable damage, flaws or imperfections
  • 4 Stars: Very Good - Minor flaws or imperfections visible only under close inspection using specialised instruments or black light
  • 3 Stars: Good - Minor flaws visible upon inspection under standard lighting
  • 2 Stars: Fair - Exhibits flaws or damage that may draw the eye under standard lighting
  • 1 Star: Poor - Flaws or damage immediately apparent under standard lighting (examples: missing components, rips, broken glass, damaged surfaces, etc.)

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