Simone Gad ~ Bettie Page/Grand Vache (front). Grand Vache, Homme 194, 2020
Bettie Page/Grand Vache (front). Grand Vache, Homme 1940s Avec Agneau (back). Fois Du Covid-19, 2020
Oil pastel, ink and collage on paper. Double sided.
12 x 18 inches.
Simone Gad's collage drawings are brutal, playful, and kinetic consisting of rescued animals drawn amongst vintage nude pinup collage. Combining the vulnerability of both the models and the rescues, she’s relating her own desire for being rescued—how they might rescue each other from the trauma of being objects to be discarded. The daughter of Polish immigrants and Holocaust survivors, Simone moved to Los Angeles in 1951. At age 73, Simone’s work continues to explore themes of trauma and survival.