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Photo: K. van Gelder, Amsterdam

MARLENE DUMAS
Lucy, 2005
lithograph,
edition 25
signed, dated + catalogue signed by both artists
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MARIJKE VAN WARMERDAM
Luciaaaa!, 2005
lithograph, gold leaf
edition 25
signed, dated + catalogue signed by both artists
published by Walther Koenig Buchhandlung, Cologne, Germany
rare, pristine
sold

 

Photo: K. van Gelder, Amsterdam

linen covered cardboard triptych box
edition number 1/25

Caravaggio’s painting Sepulture of Santa Lucia, which hangs in the Regional Museum of Palazzo Bellomo in Syracuse, prompted Marlene Dumas and Marijke van Warmerdam to make works on the legend of martyr Santa Lucia. Both ‘Lucia’ of Dumas and ‘Luciaaaa!’ of Van Warmerdam is a reproduction in high quality print of one of the works they made for their duo exhibition ‘Con vista al celestiale’ in Syracuse.
Marijke van Warmerdam thought that Lucia’s calling to God and God’s calling to Lucia could best be expressed with the aid of a Jacob’s ladder. She says: ‘A Jacob’s ladder descends from heaven and God calls: “Luciaaaa!” I placed her name in gold letters upside-down on the print, actually as seen through the eyes of God.’

Photo: K. van Gelder, Amsterdam

History of prices:
Sotheby’s, Amsterdam € 5.040,- / $ 6,795.- (incl. premium) 23 May 2007
Phillips, New York $ 3,750.-  1 December 2007

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