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MARLENE DUMAS, ‘For Whom the Bell Tolls’, 2015 [scarf]


MARLENE DUMAS, ‘For Whom the Bell Tolls’, 2015
101 x 101 cm
Habotai silk scarf, original box, card
edition unknown
published by Tate Modern, London, England

MARLENE DUMAS, For Whom the Bell Tolls, 2008. In this painting – here in print – Marlene Dumas shows interest in emotional expressions that are often represented in cinema, and rarely in contemporary painting. For this she applied a variety of watery drip painting techniques and used a film still (from ‘For Whom the Bell Tolls’, 1943) of Ingrid Bergman experiencing sorrow and mourning. Two seemingly emblematic black bird images in the eyes add an extra eery and dramatic touch to it all.

This item is wrapped in a linen box with a loose piece of paper with instructions for cleaning.

Marlene Dumas’s painting For Whom te Bell Tolls, 2008 used for the reproduction of the scarf.


History of price:
ArtWise, Brooklyn, New York, USA US$ 125.- August 2021
Tate Modern, London, England GBP 85.- February 2015 (since May 2017 not available anymore)
Tate Modern, London, UK       silk scarf Marlene Dumas

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