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Tuesday, October 24, 2006


These self-portraits by artist William Utermohlen as he descended into Alzheimer's Disease are amazing. Published into today's New York Times Science section, the works began in 1996 and ended in 2000. The accompanying article explains that Utermohlen started losing his spatial sense and the artwork became more abstract as his dementia increased. Utermohlen, who's 73, no longer paints and is in a nursing home. Sadly, Utermohlen will probably be remembered more for his "Alzheimer's Stage" than any of his previous work. (Image via