London exhibition for Marlene Dumas

The Tate Modern in London is hosting a exhibition for South African-born painter Marlene Dumas.

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The exhibition, titled The Image as Burden and made up of more than 100 paintings and drawings, opened on 5 February and will run until 10 May. It was curated by Helen Sainsbury.

In 2005, Dumas’ painting The Victor sold for £3.1-million, making her the most expensive living female artist in the world.

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Dumas was born in Kuilsriver in 1953. After studying at UCT’s Michaelis Art School, she left South Africa in 1976 on a scholarship to study at the Atelier ’63 in Haarlem, Holland, and nearly four decades later, she still lives in the country’s capital, Amsterdam.

In 2008, Dumas returned to South Africa where the Standard Bank Gallery in Johannesburg hosted her first solo exhibition in the country.

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