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Marcel Dzama, ‘The Beauty that is Born from the  Seed of the Beast’, 2015, Crown Point Press
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Marcel Dzama

The Beauty that is Born from the Seed of the Beast, 2015

Color soft ground etching with spit bite aquatint and aquatint
39 1/2 × 28 1/2 in
100.3 × 72.4 cm
Edition of 25
This is part of a limited edition set.
$4,500
Location
San Francisco
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Crown Point Press
San Francisco
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Sheet: 39 ½ x 28 ½”
Image: 31 ½ x 21 ½”

Sheet: 39 ½ x 28 ½”
Image: 31 ½ x 21 ½”

Medium
Print
Publisher
Crown Point Press
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, ‘The Beauty that is Born from the  Seed of the Beast’, 2015, Crown Point Press
Marcel Dzama, ‘The Beauty that is Born from the  Seed of the Beast’, 2015, Crown Point Press
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About the work
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Crown Point Press
San Francisco
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Sheet: 39 ½ x 28 ½”
Image: 31 ½ x 21 ½”

Sheet: 39 ½ x 28 ½”
Image: 31 ½ x 21 ½”

Medium
Print
Publisher
Crown Point Press
Marcel Dzama
Canadian, b. 1974
Follow

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

The Beauty that is Born from the Seed of the Beast, 2015

Color soft ground etching with spit bite aquatint and aquatint
39 1/2 × 28 1/2 in
100.3 × 72.4 cm
Edition of 25
This is part of a limited edition set.
$4,500
Location
San Francisco
Have a question? Visit our help center.
Want to sell a work by this artist? Consign with Artsy.
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