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PROPERTY FROM AN IMPORTANT EUROPEAN COLLECTION

Marlene Dumas
BACKGROUND FIGURE
Estimate
30,00040,000
LOT SOLD. 137,500 USD
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PROPERTY FROM AN IMPORTANT EUROPEAN COLLECTION

Marlene Dumas
BACKGROUND FIGURE
Estimate
30,00040,000
LOT SOLD. 137,500 USD
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

Contemporary Art Day Auction

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New York

Marlene Dumas
B. 1953
BACKGROUND FIGURE
signed, titled and dated 10th March 2002 
acrylic, watercolor, ink and graphite on paper
17 3/8 by 14 in. 44 by 35.5 cm.
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Provenance

Gallery Koyanagi, Tokyo
Acquired from the above by the present owner in September 2010

Catalogue Note

Here's to portraiture, more or less, 
used by politicians, martyrs, murderers
the military ... be my guest

(...)

Here's to the guys that took a trip from
Birmingham
to Pakistan, and then to Afghanistan,
but met in the USA,
and ended up in Guantánamo Bay.

Here's to the actors of Shouf Shouf Habibi.
Here's to the boys in the streets of Amsterdam.
Here's to the difference between forgetting and forgiving.
Here's to the distinctions between freedom, fate
and destiny.

Marlene Dumas 

Contemporary Art Day Auction

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New York