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Red Grooms (b. 1937)
END OF AN ORGY FROM C.B. DEMILLE'S "MANSLAUGHTER" 1922, 1973
watercolor, ink, and graphite paper construction mounted to painted panel, in artist's Plexiglas case; inscribed and dated 'Red Grooms after Cecil B. DeMille 1922 - 1973'; titled on the reverse of the panel
Case: 12 5/8 by 17 5/8 by 6 7/8 in. (32.1 by 44.8 by 17.5 cm.)
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Provenance

Private Collection, New York

Catalogue Note

Executed in 1973, the present work is an homage to the iconic orgy scene from Cecil B. DeMille's 1922 silent film 'Manslaugter.'  Grooms work had a dialogue with DeMille's throughout his career, notably creating an Egytian-style movie theatre inspired by DeMille's 1956 film 'The Ten Commandments,' displayed during his 1986 exhibition 'Pride and Grooms: A Lively Retrospective.'

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