Expert Voices: Marlene Dumas’ Love Your Neighbor


Love Your Neighbor by Marlene Dumas, painted in 1994, is a significant work that coincided with the end of apartheid and her inclusion in the Venice Biennale. The painting features 16 figures, emphasizing emotion over detail and challenging categorization by gender and race. Dumas's use of color is non-hierarchical, and the artwork reflects her exploration of human emotions and the body, making it a powerful and personal piece. Love Your Neighbor will be part of The NOW Evening Auction, 15 November 2023, at Sotheby's New York.

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