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  • Provenance

    Galerie Paul Andriesse, Amsterdam
    Acquired from the above by the late owner

  • Artist Biography

    Marlene Dumas

    South African • 1953

    Marlene Dumas was born in Cape Town, South Africa, and raised on her family’s vineyard in the countryside. After beginning her art degree at the University of Cape Town, she decided to continue her studies in the Netherlands: the country where she’d build her career as an artist, and still lives today. In 1995, she represented the Netherlands at the Venice Biennale. 

    Dumas is best known as a painter, using both oil and watercolor. She typically works from a reference photograph, which could be purchased, from her own camera roll or collected from print media. Her work focuses on the human body, and though figurative, she often distorts her subjects with loose, painterly brushstrokes to make plain their emotional state. Deeply influenced by growing up during Apartheid, Dumas’ work centers around themes of repression, misogyny, violence and sexuality. Today, Dumas is one of the most expensive living female artists at auction, with her work first selling for over $1 million in 2004. 

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A Tale of Two Cities: Property from the Estate of Howard Karshan

Ο144

Te Jong Meisje

signed, titled and dated 'te jong meisje Marlene 1986' lower left
ink wash and wax crayon on paper
30 x 21.2 cm (11 3/4 x 8 3/8 in.)
Executed in 1986.

Estimate
£6,000 - 8,000 

Sold for £7,500

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20th Century & Contemporary Art Day Sale

London Auction 4 October 2018