Marlene Dumas - Contemporary Art Part II New York Friday, November 17, 2006 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Galerie Paul Andriesse, Amsterdam

  • Exhibited

    (vi) Paris, Musee d'art Moderne, Centre Georges Pompidou, Galerie d'Art Graphique, Marlene Dumas: Nom de Personnes, October 11 - December 31, 2001 (illustrated, p. 28)

  • Catalogue Essay

    "The figures appearing in Marlene Dumas' works have colours and sizes that keep them away from obvious connection to their models. They are clearly the artist's constructions. And even though it can be said, in an almost harmless way, that we can find these "evasion effects" in an endless "artistic" region, here we do not feel them as something deliberately technical..." J. Molder, R. Sanches, Marlene Dumas, Fundacao Calouste Gulbenkian/Centro de Arte Moderna Jose de Azeredo Perdigao, 1998, p.9


Six Works: (i) Before Birth, 1988; (ii) 2 old friends, 1990; (iv) Farra Fawcett Mayor, 1985; (v) Bette Davis, 1989; (vi) Baby Eating its own Tail, 1989

(i) Wax crayon on paper. 11 1/2 x 8 1/2 in. (29.2 x 21.6 cm). Titled and dated "-Before Birth, 1988" along lower edge. (ii) Ink and graphite on paper. 8 1/4 x 11 5/8 in. (21 x 29.5 cm). Signed, titled and dated "M. Dumas angel 1988" along lower edge. (iii) Ink, wax crayon and graphite on paper. 9 1/2 x 12 1/2 in. (24.1 x 31.8 cm). Signed and dated "Marlene 1990" lower right; titled "AFTER - 100YEARS OF SLEEP 2 old friends" along upper and right edges. (iv) Gouache, pastel, wax crayon and graphite on paper. 11 3/4 x 8 1/4 in. (29.5 x 21 cm). Signed, titled and dated "Farra Fawcett Mayor M Dumas 85" lower and right edges. (v) Graphite on paper. 11 3/4 x 9 1/4 (29.9 x 23.5 cm). Signed, titled and dated "'We've got the stars - let's not ask for the moon.'BETTE DAVIS in the year of her death M Dumas 1989" along the lower edge. (vi) Gouache, pastel and wax crayon on paper. 13 1/8 x 9 5/8 in. (33.3 x 24.4 cm). Initialed, titled and dated "baby eating its own tail MD.89" along lower edge.

$60,000 - 80,000 

Contemporary Art Part II

17 Nov 2006, 10am & 2pm
New York