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Satie by Moonlight

A work made of synthetic with cotton shirt on canvas.

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  • A work made of synthetic with cotton shirt on canvas.




Dominick Di Meo
American, born 1927

About this artwork

Dominick Di Meo first emerged alongside Chicago’s Monster Roster, active around the mid-20th century; these artists developed a distinct approach to the human figure that was disarticulated and frequently terrifying. Di Meo’s work displays a lighter sensibility while being nevertheless couched in often morbid terms. Here the artist combined methods of painting and collage, incorporating both spectral imagery and an actual, evidently worn T-shirt. Brighter than Di Meo’s earlier work, Satie by Moonlight evokes a surreal, nocturnal scene through an unlikely combination of materials


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Dominick Generoso Di Meo


Satie by Moonlight


United States (Object made in)

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Made 1966


Synthetic with cotton shirt on canvas


127 × 137.2 cm (50 × 54 in.)

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Gift of the artist

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