Marlene Dumas

As the World turns

Vollard said: ‘Of course ordinarily a portrait of a woman is always more expensive than a portrait of a man, but,’ said he, looking at the picture very carefully, ‘I suppose with Cezanne it doesn’t make any difference’.

As the World turns. Originally published in The Bread and Butter Stone, The Douglas Hyde Gallery on Memory, Douglas Hyde Gallery, Dublin, 1997 [selected fragment from larger contribution]; and included in Marlene Dumas, Sweet Nothings. Notes and Texts, first edition Galerie Paul Andriesse and De Balie Publishers Amsterdam, 1998; and second edition (revised and expanded) Koenig Books London, 2014.