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Marcel Dzama

Horse & Man's Head, 1997

Ink and marker on paper
11 1/2 × 9 1/2 in
29.2 × 24.1 cm
This is a unique work.
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Larsen Gallery
Scottsdale
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Signed Marcel Dzama, lower middle
Marcel Dzama
Canadian, b. 1974
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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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Available in the upcoming 2019 Larsen Art Auction on Oct. 26th, 2019. Visit LarsenArtAuction.com to …

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Available in the upcoming 2019 Larsen Art Auction on Oct. 26th, 2019. Visit LarsenArtAuction.com to view all lots and register to bid.

Signature
Signed Marcel Dzama, lower middle
Marcel Dzama
Canadian, b. 1974
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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.

Marcel Dzama

Horse & Man's Head, 1997

Ink and marker on paper
11 1/2 × 9 1/2 in
29.2 × 24.1 cm
This is a unique work.
Sold
location
Scottsdale
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