10/01/2013 04:55 pm ET Updated Dec 01, 2013

82nd & Fifth: DOOMED by Sabine Rewald

Otto Dix strove to capture the essence of a person. For example, the green, black, and brown in this work--the colors of money--reflect the sitter's profession. "He had such a clinical, nearly satirist viewpoint," says curator Sabine Rewald.

Compare Dix's portrait of Max Roesberg, painted in 1922, to two photographs of Roesberg taken in the early 1920s and 1950.

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