Marlene Dumas


I have painted more women than men
I paint women for men
I paint women for women
I paint the women of my men.

Women. Written in 1997 and first published 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.