Marlene Dumas


The perfect lover
what more is there to say.

St. Mark, chapter 14:

‘And the second time the cock crew and Peter called to mind the words that Jesus said unto him: “Before the cock crows twice, thou shalt deny me twice”. And when he thought there on, he wept’.

Jesus [The perfect lover]. Originally published in 4 x 1 im Albertinum, Marlene Dumas, Günther Fruhtrunk, Louise Lawler, Marcel Odenbach (cat.), Staatliche Kunstsammlungen, Dresden, 1994; 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.