Marcel Dzama: Sower of Discord

Foreword by Raymond Pettibon, short stories by Dave Eggers, interview by Spike Jonze, essay by Bradley Bailey.

This lavishly illustrated monograph is the definitive publication on the internationally renowned Canadian artist Marcel Dzama. Characterized by an immediately recognizable cast of fanciful and frightening characters, Dzama’s work draws from a diverse range of influences, including Dada and Marcel Duchamp. While the artist is best known for his delicate psychosexual drawings, his work also includes sculpture, painting, and film. More than 500 color images from the late 1990s through the present trace the artistic evolution and tremendous talent of this highly acclaimed young artist. Textual contributions include a foreword by the contemporary artist Raymond Pettibon, three original short stories inspired by Dzama’s work by Dave Eggers, an essay by the art historian Bradley Bailey, and an interview with Dzama by the filmmaker Spike Jonze.

Also included is a poster made especially for this book by the artist.


Publisher: Abrams Books

Artists: Marcel Dzama

Contributors: Bradley Bailey, Dave Eggers, Spike Jonze, Raymond Pettibon

Publication Date: 2013

Binding: Hardcover

Dimensions: 9 3/4 x 12 in (24.8 x 30.5 cm)

Pages: 288

Reproductions: 500 color

ISBN: 9781419704079

Retail: $65 US & Canada | £40 | €50

Status: Available

Stock: In Stock

Marcel Dzama

The work of Marcel Dzama (b. 1974, Winnipeg) is characterized by an immediately recognizable visual language that draws from a diverse range of references and artistic influences, including Dada and Marcel Duchamp. While he has become known for his prolific drawings with their distinctive palette of muted colors, in recent years, the artist has expanded his practice to encompass sculpture, painting, film, and dioramas.

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