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Often compared to outsider artist Henry Darger, Marcel Dzama’s small ink and watercolor drawings of hybrid characters, like humans with antlers or trees with hands, resemble story illustrations. Interspersed with a range of references including Surrealist film, Dadaism and Soviet-era agitprop, his work more often recalls folk and craft storytelling traditions, showing that simple narrative can be an intricate, compelling contemporary art-making strategy. Dzama also works in sculpture and video and has experimented with puppetry and costumes. His work has been used on the covers of a number of music albums for bands such as They Might Be Giants, Beck, and The Weakerthans; and his costume designs have been seen in music videos, including the video for the Bob Dylan’s When the Deal Goes Down.

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Represented by internationally recognized galleries.
Collected by major museums
Tate, Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), Lincoln Center Editions
Selected exhibitions
2019
Marcel Dzama | Be good little Beuys and Dada might buy you a BauhausSies + Höke
2017
Marcel Dzama: Revolution BluesGalleri Magnus Karlsson
2015
Marcel Dzama UNE DANSE DES BOUFFONS (OR A JESTER'S DANCE)KW Institute for Contemporary Art
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Die unglaublichsten Sache, 2015

Graphite on vellum
36 × 24 1/2 in
91.4 × 62.2 cm
$20,000 - 30,000
Location
Stockholm
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Medium
Price ranges of works on paper by Marcel Dzama
Learn more
Browse works in this category
$6,600+
This work
$0
$6,900+

Often compared to outsider artist Henry Darger, Marcel Dzama’s small ink and watercolor drawings of hybrid characters, like humans with antlers or trees with hands, resemble story illustrations. Interspersed with a range of references including Surrealist film, Dadaism and Soviet-era agitprop, his work more often recalls folk and craft storytelling traditions, showing that simple narrative can be an intricate, compelling contemporary art-making strategy. Dzama also works in sculpture and video and has experimented with puppetry and costumes. His work has been used on the covers of a number of music albums for bands such as They Might Be Giants, Beck, and The Weakerthans; and his costume designs have been seen in music videos, including the video for the Bob Dylan’s When the Deal Goes Down.

Blue chip
Represented by internationally recognized galleries.
Collected by major museums
Tate, Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), Lincoln Center Editions
Selected exhibitions (3)

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