Marlene Dumas

South African, born 1953

3,317 followers

Marlene Dumas

South African, born 1953

3,317 followers

Widely known for the gestural quality and austerity of her oil and watercolor paintings, Marlene …

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Widely known for the gestural quality and austerity of her oil and watercolor paintings, Marlene Dumas’s work confronts difficult themes from pornography to segregation. Her figurative paintings often depict nude bodies engaged in amorous acts, some of them erotic, some disconcerting. By playing with perspective and …

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Selected career achievements
Blue chip
Represented by internationally reputable galleries.
High auction record
$6m, Sotheby's, 2017
Solo show at a major institution
Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), and 6 more
Group show at a major institution
Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), and 8 more
Collected by a major institution
Tate, and 1 more
Reviewed by a major art publication
frieze, and 4 more
Participated in a major biennial
documenta, and 4 more
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