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  • Description

    Please note this lot is the property of a private individual.

  • Provenance

    Private Collection, USA
    Holland Art Gallery de Bijenkorf, Eindhoven
    Acquired from the above by the present 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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Old Thrills, Cheap Thrills

titled 'OLD Thrills Cheap Thrills' upper right; further signed 'Marlene Dumas' lower right
ink on paper
31.6 x 23.9 cm (12 1/2 x 9 3/8 in.)
Painted in 1989.

Estimate
£10,000 - 15,000 

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HEATWAVE: Online Auction

Online Auction 17 - 26 July 2019