Kabas, Özer

Merhaba, Mrs. Grey, 1969

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In Merhaba, Mrs. Grey, a painter sitting by his easel looks over his shoulder. The text reads, “Hello, Mrs Grey . . . We are just ‘fine,’” but the skull that replaces the painter’s head suggests the opposite. In both this work and Exile (G1975.301) a paradox evokes conflicting psychological states.

Medium Grease pencil, felt-tip pen, and acrylic on paper
Dimensions 24 x 19 in.
Donor Gift of Abby Weed Grey
Credit Line Grey Art Gallery, New York University Art Collection
Object ID G1983.23

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Collection Years: 1969