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George Deem
A Letter from Picasso

1974

$700

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This artwork titled "A Letter from Picasso" 1974 is a color lithograph on Wove paper by noted American artist George Charles Deem, 1932-2008. It is hand signed and numbered 157/300 in pencil by the artist. The image size is 19 x 21.25 inches, sheet size is 22 x 30 inches. It is in excellent condition, has never been framed. About the artist: George Deem is a leading painter among contemporary artists using the technique and the images of the old Masters. Deem encourages and expects the viewer to be aware of the original source of his subject. Their knowledge and familiarity with the subject will extenuate the viewers perception of his deliberate restyling. The trend in Deem's paintings is away from the elaborate symbolic apparatus and towards reduced, less obvious cleverly disguised symbolism. What remains is ample evidence of Deems' wish to be "read" as metaphorical and even arcane through his use of the traditional. For example, Deem has used Stuart's portrait of Washington and added white face taking a deadly humorous and political stance in attacking our aesthetic and moral values. Many artists currently using masterpieces as direct models in their work employ a blatantly contemporary technique and medium. Deem retains a stylistic interest in the painting techniques and medium of the Old Masters. Working in oil, with a dead- pan and skillful "trompe l'oeil" he exhibits great technical expertise in seemingly painting in the old manner. Born in Vincennes, Indiana, in 1932, Deem lives in New York where he has exhibited regularly since 1963 at the Allan Stone Gallery. ONE MAN SHOWS 1974 James Goodman Gallery, Buffalo, New York Henri Gallery, Washington, D.C. Landau-Alexander Gallery, L.A., California Merida Gallery, Louisville, Ken. Galerie Thelen, Essen, West Germany Sneed Gallery, Rockford, Ill. MAJOR EXHIBITIONS 1964 Dilexi Gallery, San Francisco, Calif. Yale University Art Gallery, Conn. Gemeente Museum, The Hague, traveling to Brussels, Berlin, and Vienna 1965 Rockford Art Association, Rockford, Ill. Krannert Art Museum, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, Ill. 1969 Milwaukee Art Center, travelling to Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston, and Akron Art Institute 1970 Denver Art Museum 1972 Indianapolis Museum of Art 1974 krannert Art Museum, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, Ill. Indianapolis Museum of Art Witte Memorial Museum, San Antonio, Tex. Allan Stone Gallery, New York 1976 School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Ill. 1977 Green Mountain Gallery, New York Washington University Gallery of Art, St. Louis, Mo. 1978 Helen Foresman Spencer Museum of Art, Univ. of kansas, Kan. Whitney Museum of American Art, New York North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh, N.C. Wight Art Gallery, Univ. of Calif. at L.A., Calif. Portland Art Museum, Portland, Ore. 1979 Landau Alexander Gallery, L.A., Calif. Allan Stone Gallery, New York Evansville Museum of Arts & Science, Ind. 1993 Evansville Museum of arts and science; traveling to Samuel P. Harn Museum of Art, University of Florida, Gainesville. 1994 Capricorn Gallery, Bethseda, Maryland. 2000 Nancy Hoffman Gallery, New York. 2001 Evansville Museum of Arts & Science, Indiana. Las Vegas Art Museum, Nevada 2002 Pavel Zoubok, New York. PUBLIC AND CORPORATE COLLECTIONS Albright-knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, N.Y. Allen Memorial Art Museum, Oberlin College, American National Bank & Trust Company, Rockford, Illinois. Arizona State University Art Museum, Tempe, Arizona. Becton Dickinson & Company, Paramus, New Jersey. Clearly Gottlieb Steen & hamilton, New York. Evansville Museum of Arts & Science, Indiana. Fleet Boston Financial/ Robertson Stephens, New York. Florida International University Art Museum, Miami. Hallmark Cards, Inc., Kansas City Missouri. Houston Museum of Fine Arts Indianapolis Museum of Art. J.P. Morgan Chase Bank, New York MGM/Mirage Resorts, Inc., Las Vegas Nevada, and Biloxi, Mississippi. Museum Ludwig Donation, The State Russian Museum, St. Petersburg. Nutter McClennen & Fish, Boston. Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison, New York Rockford Art Museum, Illionois. San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. Stifling Ludwig, Aachen, Germany. Vassar College Art Gallery, Poughkeepsie, New York. Wellington Management Company, Boston.

Details

  • Creator
    George Deem (1932 - 2008, American)
  • Creation Year
    1974
  • Dimensions
    Height: 22 in. (55.88 cm)Width: 30 in. (76.2 cm)Depth: 0.01 in. (0.26 mm)
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  • Movement & Style
  • Period
  • Condition
  • Gallery Location
    San Francisco, CA
  • Reference Number
    Seller: deem/let/pic/011stDibs: LU66637681382

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