The Boss (r), Tourniquet (v)

Ghitta Caiserman

BIRTH YEAR 1923
BIRTH PLACE Montreal, Quebec
DEATH YEAR 2005
DEATH PLACE Montreal, Quebec
MEDIUM Ink on paper
DATE 1945
DIMENSIONS 15.6cm x 23.2cm
ACCESSION NUMBER FAC 0081
CREDIT LINE Firestone Collection of Canadian Art, the Ottawa Art Gallery Donated to the City of Ottawa by the Ontario Heritage Foundation
CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION
Recto: A drawing of two men who share one head standing on a bench, each of them pulling on long cables. Verso: two sketched seperated by a dividing horizontal line. The upper image is a surreal face, with one eye and two mouths. The lower image is a woman with exposed breasts, and a tourniquet around her right arm. Fluid is dripping into a bowl below her and her eyes are closed. Her body is unfinished below her breasts.

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