The Online Otto Dix Project

A German Artist and Print Maker


Year: 1926

Description: Maureen Mullarkey described this work as an "unsettling variation on the effect of postwar deprivation on the socially marginal, particularly women of the red light district." The portrait, she says, "presents a blowzy hermaphroditic figure; a powdered male head sets on a shambling female form." Her heavy make-up attempts to mask the truth her body reveals. Life is hard on the down trodden.

Provenance: Ronald S. Lauder Collection

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  • Sabrina Sohn

    I was wondering if the subject matter himself commissioned the artist to draw the doctor or not? thanks