Marlene Dumas Pushes 'Grave' Limits

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See works from Marlene Dumas' new exhibit. Marlene Dumas hide caption

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Dumas became the highest paid living female artist in 2005 when one of her paintings sold at auction for $3.4 million. She gets introspective about being blonde and painting another famous blonde, Marilyn Monroe, post-autopsy.



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