Good luck charms & Bad luck (diptych) (1994)

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Beschrijving

A set of seven drawings: watercolour, ink, pencil, coloured pencil and gouache on paper. Frame with six drawings: signed and dated 'M Dumas oktober' (lower right), titled 'good luck charms' (upper left centre), inscribed in green pencil 'How to be successfull. get a good luck charm' (upper left drawing) and 'Women alway [sic!] say - I don't deserve it I'm only lucky - she said.' and 'P.S. Providence is female! he said. Dublin 1994' (lower right drawing). Frame with one drawing: signed 'M Dumas', titled 'BAD LUCK' and dated 'Nov. 1994' (upper margin); framed behind glass by Mertens in two frames in accordance with the artist's instructions. Artist's pinholes in the corners (original state), very good condition. Image size 84 x 48.5 cm and mage size 28.5 x 20 cm.

Provenance: Private collection; Galerie Paul Andriesse, representing the artist. Notes: "Happy families are all alike; every unhappy family is unhappy in its own way" is the famous opening line of Anna Karenina. In this intriguing diptych with seven original watercolours Dumas turns it all around. She uses six lucky charms to seduce providence and one bad charm to ward off misfortune. But even though each of the six nudes is wearing a talisman, Marlene Dumas puts the importance of luck into perspective, her writing in the artwork reads: "Women always say - I don’t deserve it I’m only lucky - she said" with a postscript "Providence is female! he said". We see six women with superstition attributes against a masked one staring at the dice in front of her. Is happiness a coincidence? Can you attract good luck with a couple of tricks or do you have to earn it? As always, she lets the audience answer.

Good luck charms & Bad luck (diptych) (1994)

Dumas, Marlene [2]
(Kaapstad, 1953 )

Details

Databanknummer:
85215
Lotnummer:
-
Advertentietype
Archief
Instelling:
Adams Amsterdam Auctions BV.
Veilingdatum:
-
Veilingnummer:
-
Stad
-
Limietprijs
-
Aankoopprijs
-
Verkoopprijs
-
Hamerprijs
-
Status
Verkocht

Technische details

Kunstvorm:
Schilder- en Tekenkunst
Technieken:
Aquarel, Gouache, Tekenkunst, inkt, Potlood, Inkt, Oost-Indische of Chinese
Dragers:
Papier
Lengte:
84 cm
Breedte:
48.5 cm
Hoogte:
-
Oplage:
-

Beschrijving

A set of seven drawings: watercolour, ink, pencil, coloured pencil and gouache on paper. Frame with six drawings: signed and dated 'M Dumas oktober' (lower right), titled 'good luck charms' (upper left centre), inscribed in green pencil 'How to be successfull. get a good luck charm' (upper left drawing) and 'Women alway [sic!] say - I don't deserve it I'm only lucky - she said.' and 'P.S. Providence is female! he said. Dublin 1994' (lower right drawing). Frame with one drawing: signed 'M Dumas', titled 'BAD LUCK' and dated 'Nov. 1994' (upper margin); framed behind glass by Mertens in two frames in accordance with the artist's instructions. Artist's pinholes in the corners (original state), very good condition. Image size 84 x 48.5 cm and mage size 28.5 x 20 cm.

Provenance: Private collection; Galerie Paul Andriesse, representing the artist. Notes: "Happy families are all alike; every unhappy family is unhappy in its own way" is the famous opening line of Anna Karenina. In this intriguing diptych with seven original watercolours Dumas turns it all around. She uses six lucky charms to seduce providence and one bad charm to ward off misfortune. But even though each of the six nudes is wearing a talisman, Marlene Dumas puts the importance of luck into perspective, her writing in the artwork reads: "Women always say - I don’t deserve it I’m only lucky - she said" with a postscript "Providence is female! he said". We see six women with superstition attributes against a masked one staring at the dice in front of her. Is happiness a coincidence? Can you attract good luck with a couple of tricks or do you have to earn it? As always, she lets the audience answer.

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