Marlene Dumas

Marlene Dumas

Measuring Your Own Grave

by Lisa Gabrielle Mark

Hardback Publication Date: 26/08/2008

  $70.00
In her expressionistic drawings and paintings of the last three decades, acclaimed South African artist Marlene Dumas has focused on the human figure, probing themes of love, despair, desire and confusion in order to critique social and political attitudes towards women, children, people of colour and others who have been historically victimized. This substantial, fully illustrated volume, published on the occasion of Dumas's first major American survey, features a newly commissioned essay by renowned scholar Richard Schiff, 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's 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.
ISBN:
9781933751085
9781933751085
Category:
History of art & design styles: from c 1900 -
Format:
Hardback
Publication Date:
26-08-2008
Language:
English
Publisher:
Museum of Contemporary Art,Los Angeles
Country of origin:
United States
Pages:
288
Dimensions (mm):
302x247x29mm
Weight:
2.2kg

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