Lithograph, 2004, on wove paper, signed, dated and titled in pencil, numbered 70/100, the full sheet, in perfect condition, never framed. Measures: Sheet: 450 x 350 mm. Provenance: Christie’s South Kensington: Thursday, December 4, 2014 [Lot 00286].
Marlene Dumas is a South African artist who has gained international recognition for her provocative and emotionally charged paintings. Born in 1953 in Cape Town, Dumas moved to the Netherlands in the 1970s and studied at the University of Cape Town and the Ateliers ’63 in Haarlem.
Dumas is known for her figurative paintings that explore themes of identity, sexuality, and race. Her paintings often feature distorted, blurred, and ghostly figures that Challenge traditional notions of beauty and representation. Dumas also draws inspiration from popular culture, politics, and current events, using her work to comment on issues such as immigration and terrorism.
Her work has been exhibited at major museums around the world, including the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Tate Gallery in London, and the Centre Pompidou in Paris. Dumas has also been the recipient of numerous awards, including the Rolf Schock Prize in Visual Arts in 2011. Today, Marlene Dumas continues to be one of the most important and influential artists of our time.