Lot 55
  • 55

Marlene Dumas

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  • Marlene Dumas
  • The Taboo
  • signed, titled and dated 2000 on the reverse
  • oil on canvas
  • 90 1/2 by 23 5/8 in. 229.9 by 60 cm.


Acquired directly from the artist by the present owner

Catalogue Note


“Where does the Black Model
come from?
some dark
blue place
where the sun always shines?
From an old African
postcard and Naomi Campbell’s
legs in Vogue.
From the city;
from her liking crowds
and hating
from Giacometti;
from the brothel
in Avignon
from Mary of Egypt;
from everywhere
these days.” 

Marlene Dumas, “A Queen of Spades” from Models, 1995.