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2008. First Edition. Hardcover. Artist Marlene Dumas focused on the human figure, probing themes of love, despair and desire in order to critique social and political attitudes towards women, children and others who have been historically victimized. This work places the artist's work in relation to both American figurative painting since the 1980s and Abstract Expressionism. Editor(s): Mark, Lisa Gabrielle. Num Pages: 288 pages, 250 illustrations, 200 in colour. BIC Classification: ACX; AFC; AGB. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 309 x 256 x 30. Weight in Grams: 2212. . . . . . Books ship from the US and Ireland. Bookseller Inventory # V9781933751085
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Accompanying Dumas' first major mid-career survey in the U.S., with stops in three major American cities, (one yet to be announced) this substantial, fully-illustrated publication features a newly commissioned essay by renowned scholar Richard Shiff, placing the artist's work in relation to both American figurative painting since the 1980s and Abstract Expressionism. The book also includes curator Cornelia H. Butler's examination of Dumas' photographic sources and shorter texts by Lisa Gabrielle Mark and Matthew Monahan. Writings by the artist, as well as an extensive illustrated exhibition history and bibliography, complete this comprehensive examination of the work of one of the most thought-provoking artists working today.
Born in Capetown, South Africa, in 1953, Marlene Dumas has lived in Amsterdam since 1976. Over the last three decades she has had numerous solo exhibitions throughout Europe and the U.S., including the Tate Gallery, London; the Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston; and the Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris. In 1995 she represented The Netherlands at the 46th Venice Biennale.
About the Author:
Marlene Dumas was born in 1953 in Capetown, South Africa. After studying at the Michealis School of Fine Arts there, she relocated to the Netherlands, where she studied in Haarlem and Amsterdam. She has participated in numerous solo and group exhibitions, including at the Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris; the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, D.C.; the Tate Gallery, London; and the Museum fur Moderne Kunst, Frankfurt.
Title: Marlene Dumas
Publisher: Museum of Contemporary Art,Los Angeles
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