Marcel Dzama, Welcome to the Weimar Republic, 2013. SOLD OUT Favorite
Initially gaining recognition for his intricately detailed drawings, Marcel Dzama’s work has recently expanded into the fields of sculpture and painting, with sustained exploration into the diorama form. Defined by their subdued palette and intricate narratives, Dzama’s works, whimsical at first sight, reveal unexpected horrors upon close inspection; with Canadian folk-lore, art-historical motifs, and depictions of contemporary violence combining to provide a political and historical context for what often at first appear to be fantastical three-dimensional collages.
Welcome to the Weimar Republic is an edition made exclusively for the Whitechapel Gallery in homage to the work of Hannah Hoch. Echoing Hoch’s collages, Dzama’s playful scenes and drawings emerge from a dreamy surrealist backdrop, artfully combining contextual significance with a playful sense of the comic.
Medium: Pigment inkjet print on 300 gram paper
Size: 23 x 18 cm
Edition of 40,
Signed and numbered on the front
Normal price: £495
Member's price: £445.50
This limited edition Marcel Dzama print is available at Whitechapel Gallery