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    Sale 2822

    Post-War and Contemporary Art

    17 June 2009, Amsterdam

  • Lot 200

    Marlene Dumas (SOUTH AFRICAN, B. 1953)

    The Death of Angels

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    Marlene Dumas (SOUTH AFRICAN, B. 1953)
    The Death of Angels
    inscribed with title (upper centre)
    watercolour, pencil, pins, offset prints and collage on paper, unframed
    150 x 163 cm.
    Executed in 1979.


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    "Either way, the angels are dead. Perhaps gruesomely murdered, as the faded photocopies suggest, maybe pushed or fallen from Heaven by accident. Eternally out of reach, Heaven shines over our fading earthly existence." (op. cit. Exh. cat., Centraal Museum, Utrecht, p. 11).

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    Literature

    Exh. cat., Centraal Museum, Utrecht, Marlene Dumas, Ons Land Licht Lager Dan De Zee, 21 October - 25 November 1984 (ill. p. 11).


    Exhibited

    Paris, Galerie Annemarie de Kruyff, Marlene Dumas, 1979.
    Maastricht, Bonnefanten Museum, Atelier's '63 Een keuze uit het werk van Deelnemers, 21 March - 20 April 1980.
    Amsterdam, Fodor, Ateliers '63 Een keuze uit het werk van Deelnemers, 6 September - 5 October 1980.