Marlene Dumas

South African, b. 1953

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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 …

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£3.2m, Sotheby's, 2008
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Fog of War, 2006
Sold on Jun 15, 2021
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Digital color prints on wove paper
35.0 x 45.0 cm
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Jun 15, 2021
Artcurial
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Digital color prints on wove paper A set of 4 framed prints with a preface poem in his original portfolio Signed, dated, numbered "48/80" and titled in the bottom margin (each) From a series of 80 ex. + 10 EA h: 45 w: 35 cm
Fog of War, 2006
Digital color prints on wove paper
Jun 15, 2021
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35.0 x 45.0 cm
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Jun 15, 2021
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Digital color prints on wove paper A set of 4 framed prints with a preface poem in his original portfolio Signed, dated, numbered "48/80" and titled in the bottom margin (each) From a series of 80 ex. + 10 EA h: 45 w: 35 cm
Purple Pose, 1999
Sold on May 20, 2021
£4,032
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lithograph printed in colours, on wove paper
67.9 x 121.5 cm
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£4,032
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May 20, 2021
Sotheby's
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Lithograph printed in colours, 1999, signed in pencil, dated, titled, numbered 45/50, published by Edition Marcel Kalksma, Amsterdam, on wove paper, framed sheet: 1215 by 679mm 47 ⅞ by 26 ⅝ in
Purple Pose, 1999
lithograph printed in colours, on wove paper
May 20, 2021
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£4,032
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67.9 x 121.5 cm
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May 20, 2021
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£4,032
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Lithograph printed in colours, 1999, signed in pencil, dated, titled, numbered 45/50, published by Edition Marcel Kalksma, Amsterdam, on wove paper, framed sheet: 1215 by 679mm 47 ⅞ by 26 ⅝ in
Amy - Back To, 2015
Sold on May 1, 2021
$6,048
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Lithograph in colors, on wove paper
47.0 x 40.6 cm
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$6,048
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May 1, 2021
Phillips
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Amy - Back To, 2015
Lithograph in colors, on wove paper
May 1, 2021
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$6,048
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47.0 x 40.6 cm
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May 1, 2021
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$6,048
The Supermodel, 1995
Sold on Apr 16, 2021
$10,000
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lithograph in colors, on Lana Pur Fil paper
51.44 x 66.04 cm
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$10,000
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Apr 16, 2021
Christie's
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MARLENE DUMAS (B. 1953) lithograph in colors, on Lana Pur Fil paper, 1995, signed, titled and dated in pencil, numbered 41/100 (there were also twenty artist's proofs), published by the Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia, the full sheet, in very good condition, framed Sheet: 26 x 20 ¼ in. (660 x 514 mm.)
The Supermodel, 1995
lithograph in colors, on Lana Pur Fil paper
Apr 16, 2021
Christie's
$10,000
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51.44 x 66.04 cm
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Apr 16, 2021
Christie's
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$10,000
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MARLENE DUMAS (B. 1953) lithograph in colors, on Lana Pur Fil paper, 1995, signed, titled and dated in pencil, numbered 41/100 (there were also twenty artist's proofs), published by the Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia, the full sheet, in very good condition, framed Sheet: 26 x 20 ¼ in. (660 x 514 mm.)
Handy, 1999
Sold on Mar 12, 2021
$746,000
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oil on canvas
22.86 x 34.93 cm
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$746,000
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Mar 12, 2021
Sotheby's
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signed, titled and dated 1999 on the reverse  oil on canvas 13 3/4 by 9 3/4 in. 35 by 25 cm.
Handy, 1999
oil on canvas
Mar 12, 2021
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22.86 x 34.93 cm
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Mar 12, 2021
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$746,000
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signed, titled and dated 1999 on the reverse  oil on canvas 13 3/4 by 9 3/4 in. 35 by 25 cm.
Handy, 1999
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oil on canvas
34.93 cm
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Mar 12, 2021
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Marlene Dumas b. 1953 signed, titled and dated 1999 on the reverse  oil on canvas 13¾ by 9¾ in. 35 by 25 cm.
Handy, 1999
oil on canvas
Mar 12, 2021
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34.93 cm
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Marlene Dumas b. 1953 signed, titled and dated 1999 on the reverse  oil on canvas 13¾ by 9¾ in. 35 by 25 cm.
The Fog of War, 2006
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0.95 cm
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Mar 9, 2021
Sotheby's
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The complete portfolio, comprising four digital prints in colours, 2006, each signed in pencil, titled, dated, numbered 3/80, with text by the artist, loose (as issued), contained in the original brown card portfolio with printed artist's name and title each sheet: approx. 455 by 351mm 17 ⅞ by 13 ⅞ in overall: 368 by 470 by 8mm 14 ½ by 18 ¼ by ⅜ in
The Fog of War, 2006
Mar 9, 2021
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0.95 cm
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Mar 9, 2021
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The complete portfolio, comprising four digital prints in colours, 2006, each signed in pencil, titled, dated, numbered 3/80, with text by the artist, loose (as issued), contained in the original brown card portfolio with printed artist's name and title each sheet: approx. 455 by 351mm 17 ⅞ by 13 ⅞ in overall: 368 by 470 by 8mm 14 ½ by 18 ¼ by ⅜ in
Leeftijd onbepaald, 2003
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Lithograph printed in colours
35.6 x 44.5 cm
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Mar 9, 2021
Sotheby's
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Lithograph printed in colours, 2003, signed in pencil, titled, dated, numbered 35/95, framed sheet: 445 by 356mm 17 ½ by 14in
Leeftijd onbepaald, 2003
Lithograph printed in colours
Mar 9, 2021
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35.6 x 44.5 cm
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Mar 9, 2021
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Lithograph printed in colours, 2003, signed in pencil, titled, dated, numbered 35/95, framed sheet: 445 by 356mm 17 ½ by 14in
Billie, 1994
Sold on Mar 9, 2021
£4,032
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Digital print in colours, on wove paper
52.71 x 66.04 cm
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£4,032
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Mar 9, 2021
Sotheby's
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Digital print in colours, 1994, signed in pencil, titled, dated, numbered AP 18/20, an artist's proof aside from the edition of 60, on wove paper, framed sheet: 662 by 525mm 26 by 20 ¾ in
Billie, 1994
Digital print in colours, on wove paper
Mar 9, 2021
Sotheby's
£4,032
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52.71 x 66.04 cm
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Mar 9, 2021
Sotheby's
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£4,032
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Digital print in colours, 1994, signed in pencil, titled, dated, numbered AP 18/20, an artist's proof aside from the edition of 60, on wove paper, framed sheet: 662 by 525mm 26 by 20 ¾ in
The Reflection, 1992
Sold on Dec 8, 2020
$163,800
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oil on canvas
25.4 x 30.5 cm
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$163,800
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Dec 8, 2020
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The Reflection, 1992
oil on canvas
Dec 8, 2020
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$163,800
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25.4 x 30.5 cm
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Dec 8, 2020
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$163,800