Marlene Dumas

South African, b. 1953

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Marlene Dumas confronts themes of politics, identity, love, and shame in her haunting oil and watercolor paintings. She’s often inspired by her experiences growing up in apartheid-era South Africa; Dumas has based compositions on photographs of …

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Represented by internationally reputable galleries.
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High auction record
£3.2m, Sotheby's, 2008

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