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Marcel Dzama

Untitled , 2003

Ink, watercolor, and root beer
12 × 10 1/2 in
30.5 × 26.7 cm
This is a unique work.
$2,000
location
Los Angeles
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Kwiat Art
Los Angeles
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Originally purchased from Richard Heller Gallery in Santa Monica, California in 2004, where it was …

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Originally purchased from Richard Heller Gallery in Santa Monica, California in 2004, where it was exhibited in "The Royal Family," this work exhibits the artist's detailed, almost dainty handling (with root beer, no less) of an otherwise warped subtext.

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Excellent
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Hand-signed by artist, Signed
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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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About the work
Exhibition history
Provenance
Kwiat Art
Los Angeles
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Originally purchased from Richard Heller Gallery in Santa Monica, California in 2004, where it was …

Read more

Originally purchased from Richard Heller Gallery in Santa Monica, California in 2004, where it was exhibited in "The Royal Family," this work exhibits the artist's detailed, almost dainty handling (with root beer, no less) of an otherwise warped subtext.

Condition
Excellent
Signature
Hand-signed by artist, Signed
Certificate of authenticity
Included
Frame
Not included
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

Untitled , 2003

Ink, watercolor, and root beer
12 × 10 1/2 in
30.5 × 26.7 cm
This is a unique work.
$2,000
location
Los Angeles
Certificate
Certificate of authenticity
This work includes a certificate of authenticity.
Have a question? Read our FAQ.
Want to sell a work by this artist? Consign with Artsy.
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