Marcel Dzama Sower of Discord

Marcel Dzama

Sower of Discord

By Marcel Dzama
Contribution by Dave Eggers
Interview by Spike Jonze
Essay by Raymond Pettibon and Bradley Bailey


Price: $70.00

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  • Publication Date: November 5, 2013
  • Imprint: Abrams Books
  • Trim Size: 9 34 x 12
  • ISBN: 9781419704079
  • Page Count: 288
  • Illustrations: 500 color illustrations
  • Rights: World/All

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.


“Offers a glimpse into the mind of the artist and his delicately rendered, infinitely bizarre universe.”

About the author

Raymond Pettibon is an internationally acclaimed American artist known for his drawings. Dave Eggers is a highly acclaimed writer, editor, and publisher. Spike Jonze is an Oscar-winning director, producer, screenwriter, and actor. Bradley Bailey is an assistant professor of art history at Saint Louis University and coauthor of Marcel Duchamp: The Art of Chess.