New Britain Museum of American Art, New Britain, Connecticut
New Britain Museum of American Art, New Britain, Connecticut. Gift of the Estate of George Deem, 2013. Accession Number 2013.54.84
| Image Notes
Vermeer, The Milkmaid , c. 1658-60, Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam; Self-portrait, foot raised on bentwood chair in George Deem's studio; Aleksandr Rodchenko, Photo portrait of Mayakovsky seated on a chair designed by Rodchenko. 1924.
| Artist's Notes
Dear Tina, ... Tim Miller, a New York performing artist ... last Fall did a series of performances called "Me and Mayakovsky" ... My work with Mayakovsky continues. I just sent an ink drawing Me and Mayakovsky (I took the title from Tim Miller's performance series) to the 1981 International Drawing Trienniale in Wroclaw in Poland, and I have just completed a large painting developed from the drawing. I will send you a slide when the painting has been photographed. The enclosed slide of Hands Off Mayakovsky is for you. Yours, George. (George Deem, letter to Christiane Bauermeister, Berliner Festspiele, May 16, 1981)