Marlene Dumas was born in Cape Town, South Africa. From 1972 to 1975 she studied at Cape Town University, where she studied a BA in Visual Arts. She then completed her studies in Haarlem, the Netherlands.
Since 1976 she lives and works in Amsterdam. Since 1978 she has exhibited internationally and is one of the most admired artists from the Netherlands. In 1995 she represented the Netherlands at the Venice Biennale and in 1996 the Tate Gallery exhibited a selection of her works on paper.
Dumas has made paintings, collages, drawings, prints and installations in the past. She now works mainly with oil on canvas and ink on paper. The sources she uses for her images are diverse and include clippings from newspapers and magazines, personal memorabilia, Flemish paintings and Polaroid photographs. Most of her works can be categorised as 'portraits', but they are not portraits in a traditional sense. Instead of representing a real person, they represent an emotion or a state of mind. Themes that are central in her work are race and sexuality, guilt and innocence, violence and tenderness.
The work was part of a large Dutch art collection.
The artwork is framed with museum glass, a high-quality UV protection glass.
- Marlene Dumas (1953)
- Titre de l'oeuvre d'art
- Old thrills, cheap thrills
- Encre sur papier
- Signé à la main
- Bon état
- Dimensions totales
- 43×31×3 cm