Marlene Dumas

It’s as easy as 1, 2, 3

The Muse is exhausted
One is alone
Two is a couple
Three is politics

It’s easy as 1, 2, 3. Originally published in Parkett, no.38 (December 1993), p.123 [first section page 123]; 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.