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Marlene Dumas | The Image as Burden 5 February – 10 May 2015

Tate Modern London Marlene Dumas is one of the most prominent painters working today. Her intense, psychologically charged works explore themes of sexuality, love, death and shame, often referencing art history, popular culture and current affairs. ‘Secondhand images’, she has said, ‘can generate first-hand emotions.’ Dumas never paints directly from life, yet life in all …

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Paul Gauguin | Nafea Faa Ipoipo sells for $300m

  The record for the sale of painting has been broken with the £300m sale of Paul Gauguin’s Nafea Faa Ipoipo (When Will You Marry?) Gaugin died penniless in 1903. Retired Sotheby’s executive and art collector Rudolf Staechelin sold the piece, reportedly to state-financed Qatar Museums, breaking the previous record of $259 million for The Card Players …

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David Hockney | Some New Painting (and Photography)

Photography: Installation views by Tom Barratt; Artwork images by Richard Schmidt PACE Gallery | New York | 8 November 2014 – 10 January 2015 PACE Gallery in New York have the ever-prolific David Hockney on show in a wonderful exhibition of new paintings (…and photography). _ New York—Pace Gallery is pleased to announce Some New …

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