Art and Prostitution by Marlene Dumas

If a Prostitute is a person
who makes it a profession
to gratify the lust of various persons
for economical reasons of gain,
where emotional involvement may
or may not be present —

Then it seems not so far removed
from my definition of an artist.
Artists usually love to pretend.
Artists usually pretend to love
much more than they can handle.
They want everyone to want them
while they don’t want anybody.

  Marlene Dumas B. 1953 THE VISITOR signed and dated 1995 on the overlap; signed on a label affixed to the reverse oil on canvas 180 by 300cm. 71 by 118in.

 

Marlene Dumas

B. 1953

THE VISITOR

signed and dated 1995 on the overlap; signed on a label affixed to the reverse

oil on canvas
180 by 300cm.
71 by 118in.