Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Marlene Dumas: Measuring Your Own Grave - The Menil Collection

"...Wouldn't the non-gussied up, bloated, at peace painted woman be a truer reality..."


Marlene Dumas: Measuring Your Own Grave - The Menil Collection

(Archiving here a 2009 article I wrote about Marlene Dumas: Measuring Your Own Grave - The Menil Collection.  This article is owned by “Houston Chronicle.” 4-29-09. Image - Marlene Dumas, “Dead Marilyn,” 2008, oil on canvas, Image from The Menil Collection







Marlene Dumas, “The Kiss,” 2003, oil on canvas     (Based on Janet Leigh’s shower floor death scene in Hitchcock’s Psycho)