Lot Details

50 x 32 cm
Born in 1953 in Cape Town, South African artist Marlene Dumas is best known for her portrayal of the female figure. After studying art at the University of Cape Town, Dumas accepted a scholarship at the artist-run institute De Ateliers in Amsterdam, where she still lives and works today. Referencing magazines, pornographic imagery, and personal Polaroid photographs of friends and lovers, the artist paints figurative works laden with psychological tension. Dumas works with gestural brush strokes and washes, mainly in oil, watercolor, and ink. Many of her pieces are small and intimate.
Selected Collections:
Musée National d’Art Moderne Centre Pompidou, Paris
Deutsche Bank AG/CSR Kunst, Frankfurt am Main
Pinakothek der Moderne (Bayerische St. Gemäldesammlungen), Munich
Palazzo Grassi/Punta della Dogana, Francois Pinault Foundation, Venice
The National Museum of Art, Osaka
Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam
Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam
Bonnefantenmuseum, Maastricht
Iziko South African National Gallery, Cape Town
Constitutional Court of South Africa, Johannesburg
Sammlung Hauser und Wirth, Sankt Gallen
Kunstmuseum Basel, Kupferstichkabinett, Basel
Migros Museum für Gegenwartskunst, Zurich
Saatchi Gallery, London
Tate Modern, London
Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA), Boston
Art Institute of Chicago
MOCA (The Museum of Contemporary Art), Los Angeles
MoMA (Museum of Modern Art), New York

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The seller has recorded the following condition for this lot:
Area: Margin
Location: Lower left
Notes: very small flecks below the passepartout and minor glue on one point at the margin under passepartout. The picture within the passepartout is in excellent condition.
Degree: Minor

Definition Key
Image The central image area, composition, or focal point; the area inside the margins/plate marks.
Margin Areas bordering the central image, outside the plate marks, or the perimeter area.
Edge The farthest edge of the object.
Verso The reverse/back of the object.

Minor An existing condition which generally does not involve risk of loss.
Moderate Noticeable damage, increasing in severity and/or size; should be monitored or corrected by a conservator.
Major Distinct, recognizable damage; the stability of the work is questionable and risk is a factor. Requires the attention of a conservator.
Extreme Advanced and severe damage; work is insecure and at great risk.

  • Private Collection, Germany
  • Pickup Location: Germany
  • Shipping Dimensions: 19.69 x 12.6 in. (50.01 x 32 cm.)
Accepted: Wire Transfer
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