Marcel Dzama - Sower of Discord

Author(s): Marcel Dzama

contemporary art

This lavishly illustrated monograph is the definitive publication to date on the internationally renowned Canadian artist Marcel Dzama. Characterised by an immediately recognisable cast of fanciful and frightening characters, Dzama's work draws from a diverse range of references and artistic influences, including Dada and Marcel Duchamp. While the artist is best known for his delicate, psychosexual drawings, rendered in a distinctive palette of muted colors, his work also includes sculpture, painting, film and dioramas. More than 300 colour images from the late 1990s through the present trace the artistic evolution and tremendous talent of this prolific and highly acclaimed young artist. Textual contributions include five original short stories related to Dzama's work by foreword by best-selling author Dave Eggers, an essay by Duchamp scholar and art historian Bradley Bailey, an essay by contemporary artist Raymond Pettibon and an interview with renowned filmmaker and friend Spike Jonze.


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Marcel Dzama is a Canadian artist whose work is held in museum collections worldwide, including the Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.; Dallas Museum of Art and many more. Dave Eggers is an American writer, editor and publisher. He is known for his best-selling memoir A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius and for his more recent work as a screenwriter. Spike Jonze is an Oscar-winning director, producer, screenwriter and actor. Raymond Pettibon is an American artist known for his drawings. His work is held in museums around the world. Bradley Bailey is an assistant professor of art history at Saint Louis University and coauthor of the book Marcel Duchamp: The Art of Chess.

General Fields

  • : 9781419704079
  • : ABRAMS
  • : ABRAMS
  • : August 2013
  • : November 2013
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Marcel Dzama
  • : Hardback
  • : Nov-13
  • : 288