A text description that reads Pink Moon presents new works by Marcel Dzama inspired by the artist’s recent travels in Mexico and Morocco. Travel has become increasingly important in Dzama’s art, as he has sought to create works informed by both the distinctive cultures he has immersed himself in and his own subjective experiences.   During a time in which people all over find themselves isolated and at a social distance, these vibrant depictions of ornate textiles from the markets of Essaouira and Edenic renderings of the lush jungles of Mexico, among other evocative imagery, engage that deep, collective sense of wonder and discovery that we have temporarily lost.
A painting by Marcel Dzama, dated 2020.
A work on paper by Marcel Dzama titled Theo's theory on game theory, dated 2020.
A work on paper by Marcel Dzama titled The sisters of paradise, dated 2020.

Marcel Dzama

The sisters of paradise, 2020
Watercolor, ink, and graphite on paper

12 1/4 x 9 inches (31.1 x 22.9 cm)

A work on paper by Marcel Dzama titled Like eating a ripe banana, dated 2020.

Marcel Dzama

Like eating a ripe banana , 2020
Watercolor, ink, and graphite on paper

12 1/4 x 9 inches (31.1 x 22.9 cm)

A text description that reads Dzama’s most recent works respond to the artist’s travels in Mexico with his family in early 2020. The drawings mix tropical imagery, depictions of leisure and play, and bright Gauguin-esque colors with allusions to biblical and mythic subjects.
A triptych featuring travel photographs by Marcel Dzama, dated 2018-20
Mexico, 2020. Photos by Marcel Dzama
Mexico, 2020. Photos by Marcel Dzama
A detail of a work on paper by Marcel Dzama titled I am her minotaur and she is my matador, dated 2020.
Marcel Dzama, I am her minotaur and she is my matador (detail), 2020
Marcel Dzama, I am her minotaur and she is my matador (detail), 2020
A work on paper by Marcel Dzama titled I am her minotaur and she is my matador, dated 2020.

Marcel Dzama

I am her minotaur and she is my matador, 2020
Watercolor, ink, and graphite on paper

14 x 11 inches (35.6 x 27.9 cm)

A work on paper by Marcel Dzama titled A mermaid on dolphins back uttering harmonious breath, dated 2020.

Marcel Dzama

A mermaid on a dolphin's back, uttering harmonious breath., 2020
Watercolor, ink, and graphite on paper

12 1/4 x 9 inches (31.1 x 22.9 cm)

A work on paper by Marcel Dzama titled Less loved than feared, dated 2020.

Marcel Dzama

Less loved than feared, 2020
Watercolor, ink, and graphite on paper

12 1/4 x 9 inches (31.1 x 22.9 cm)

A work on paper by Marcel Dzama titled June is busting, dated 2020.

Marcel Dzama

June is busting, 2020
Watercolor, ink, and graphite on paper

12 1/4 x 9 inches (31.1 x 22.9 cm)

A text description that reads Dzama conceived of the title for this online presentation on April 7, 2020, while on his rooftop as he looked up at the pink moon, the first full moon of spring—a celestial symbol of renewal, human aspiration, and our romantic desire for adventure and travel.
A photograph of a work by Marcel Dzama in his studio, dated 2020
A view of Marcel Dzama’s studio with Pink Moon works in progress, 2020
A view of Marcel Dzama’s studio with Pink Moon works in progress, 2020
A photograph of Marcel Dzama's studio, dated 2020.
A view of Marcel Dzama’s studio with Pink Moon works in progress, 2020
A view of Marcel Dzama’s studio with Pink Moon works in progress, 2020
A work on paper by Marcel Dzama titled Pink Moon, dated 2020.

Marcel Dzama

Pink Moon, 2020
Watercolor, ink, and graphite on paper

12 1/4 x 9 inches (31.1 x 22.9 cm)

A work on paper by Marcel Dzama titled Theo's theory on game theory, dated 2020.

Marcel Dzama

Theo's theory on game theory., 2020
Watercolor, ink, and graphite on paper

12 1/4 x 9 inches (31.1 x 22.9 cm)

A work on paper by Marcel Dzama titled The pool near the ocean, dated 2020.

Marcel Dzama

The pool near the ocean, 2020
Watercolor, ink, and graphite on paper

12 1/4 x 9 inches (31.1 x 22.9 cm)

$12,000
A work on paper by Marcel Dzama titled The nine tailed peacocks ate the fox, dated 2020.

Marcel Dzama

The nine tailed peacocks ate the fox, 2020
Watercolor, ink, and graphite on paper

12 1/4 x 9 inches (31.1 x 22.9 cm)

A text description that reads In this body of work, Dzama illustrates much of the wildlife he saw in Mexico, such as peacocks and butterflies, while other animals, including monkeys, were influenced by his time in Morocco.
A work on paper by Marcel Dzama titled The high tide on a full moon, dated 2020.

Marcel Dzama

The high tide on a full moon , 2020
Watercolor, ink, and graphite on paper

12 1/4 x 9 inches (31.1 x 22.9 cm)

A work on paper by Marcel Dzama titled I know a flower of evil, dated 2020.

Marcel Dzama

I know a flower of evil, 2020
Watercolor, ink, and graphite on paper

12 1/4 x 9 inches (31.1 x 22.9 cm)

A work on paper by Marcel Dzama titled Grandmother Nature's portrait, dated 2020.

Marcel Dzama

Grandmother Nature's portrait, 2020
Watercolor, ink, and graphite on paper

12 1/4 x 9 inches (31.1 x 22.9 cm)

A work on paper by Marcel Dzama titled Temptation in the garden, dated 2020.

Marcel Dzama

Temptation in the garden, 2020
Watercolor, ink, and graphite on paper

12 1/4 x 9 inches (31.1 x 22.9 cm)

A detail of a work on paper by Marcel Dzama titled Palm tree, dated 2018.
Marcel Dzama, Palm Tree (detail), 2018
Marcel Dzama, Palm Tree (detail), 2018
A photograph of Marcel Dzama's studio, dated 2020.
A text description that reads “My work is often somewhat sinister, but with these I sought to convey hopefulness.”
A work on paper by Marcel Dzama titled Neptune's pool, dated 2020.

Marcel Dzama

Neptune's pool, 2020
Watercolor, ink, and graphite on paper

12 1/4 x 9 inches (31.1 x 22.9 cm)

A work on paper by Marcel Dzama titled The moon's reflection in the water, dated 2020.

Marcel Dzama

The moon's reflection on the water, 2020
Watercolor, ink, and graphite on paper

12 1/4 x 9 inches (31.1 x 22.9 cm)

A work on paper by Marcel Dzama titled What a difference a month makes, dated 2020.

Marcel Dzama

What a difference a month makes, 2020
Watercolor, ink, and graphite on paper

12 1/4 x 9 inches (31.1 x 22.9 cm)

$12,000
A work on paper by Marcel Dzama titled Out of the ocean into the pool, dated 2020.

Marcel Dzama

Out of the ocean into the pool, 2020
Watercolor, ink, and graphite on paper

12 1/4 x 9 inches (31.1 x 22.9 cm)

A text description that reads “Whatever effect art has on a culture, I hope that whatever miniscule amount this could help might steer the pendulum toward good.”
A work on paper by Marcel Dzama titled My cat has seen a lot, dated 2020.

Marcel Dzama

My cat has seen a lot., 2020
Watercolor, ink, and graphite on paper

12 1/4 x 9 inches (31.1 x 22.9 cm)

A work on paper by Marcel Dzama titled Romance, rest and relaxation, dated 2020.

Marcel Dzama

Romance, rest and relaxation , 2020
Watercolor, ink, and graphite on paper

12 1/4 x 9 inches (31.1 x 22.9 cm)

A work on paper by Marcel Dzama titled Metamorphosis of the Bottom, dated 2020.

Marcel Dzama

Metamorphosis of the Bottom, 2020
Watercolor, ink, and graphite on paper

12 1/4 x 9 inches (31.1 x 22.9 cm)

A work on paper by Marcel Dzama titled I've only desire for you!, dated 2020.

Marcel Dzama

I've only desire for you!, 2020
Watercolor, ink, and graphite on paper

12 1/4 x 9 inches (31.1 x 22.9 cm)

A painting by Marcel Dzama, dated 2020.
A detail of a work on paper by Marcel Dzama titled Store of women's kaftans in a market and my son with hat, dated 2018.
A work on paper by Marcel Dzama titled "Right now", woman in the Blue City, homage to Matisse, dated 2019.

Marcel Dzama

"Right now", woman in the Blue City, homage to Matisse, 2019
Watercolor, acrylic, graphite, and collage on cardboard

10 3/8 x 15 3/4 inches (26.4 x 40 cm)

A work on paper by Marcel Dzama titled Store of women's kaftans in a market and my son with hat, dated 2018.

Marcel Dzama

Store of women's kaftans in a market and my son with hat, 2018
Watercolor and graphite on paper

12 1/4 x 18 1/4 inches (31 x 46.5 cm)

A triptych featuring travel photographs by Marcel Dzama, dated 2018-20
Morocco, 2018. Photos by Marcel Dzama
Morocco, 2018. Photos by Marcel Dzama
A work on paper by Marcel Dzama titled Carpet in a shop, dated 2018.
Marcel Dzama, Carpet in a shop (detail), 2018
Marcel Dzama, Carpet in a shop (detail), 2018
A text description that reads In 2018, Dzama traveled to Morocco, visiting cities, seaside towns, mountainous villages, and desert communities. He charted a path that included stops in Tangiers, Essaouira, Chefchaouen, Fez, Beni Mellal, Marrakech, and the Agafay Desert.
A detail of a work on paper by Marcel Dzama titled Floral pattern, dated 2018.
Marcel Dzama, Floral Pattern (detail), 2018
Marcel Dzama, Floral Pattern (detail), 2018
A work on paper by Marcel Dzama titled Man playing the oud in a market, dated 2018.

Marcel Dzama

Man playing the oud in a market, 2018
Watercolor and graphite on paper
14 x 22 inches (35.6 x 55.9 cm)
$18,000
A work on paper by Marcel Dzama titled Children playing around a basin, dated 2018.

Marcel Dzama

Children playing around a basin, 2018
Watercolor and graphite on paper

14 x 22 inches (35.6 x 55.9 cm)

A photograph by Marcel Dzama.
Morocco, 2020. Photo by Marcel Dzama
Morocco, 2020. Photo by Marcel Dzama
A work on paper by Marcel Dzama titled Tourists and monkey trainers on Jemaa el-Fnaa marketplace, dated 2018.

Marcel Dzama

Tourists and monkey trainers on Jemaa el-Fnaa marketplace, 2018
Watercolor and graphite on paper

14 x 22 inches (35.6 x 55.9 cm)

A work on paper by Marcel Dzama titled Masks for sale in a carpet shop, dated 2018.

Marcel Dzama

Masks for sale in a carpet shop, 2018
Watercolor, ink, and graphite on paper
11 x 14 inches (27.9 x 35.6 cm)
$10,000
A detail of a work on paper by Marcel Dzama titled Carpets in a shop, dated 2019.
A text description that reads “I drew countless sketches in situ, all in a spirit of immediacy...and I used them in my work on the drawings after returning home to the United States….I knew I would find the ornamentation used on fabric or rugs captivating, particularly in connection with my own work on motifs and costumes.”
A work on paper by Marcel Dzama titled "By airmail" postcard, women having tea at the Continental Hotel terrace, dated 2018.

Marcel Dzama

"By airmail" postcard, women having tea at the Continental Hotel terrace, 2018
Watercolor and graphite on paper

3 1/2 x 5 1/2 inches (8.8 x 13.9 cm)

A work on paper by Marcel Dzama titled Three men with palm trees, dated 2018.

Marcel Dzama

Three men with palm trees, 2018
Watercolor, ink, and collage on paper

5 3/8 x 8 3/8 inches (13.7 x 21.3 cm)

A work on paper by Marcel Dzama titled A ladybug, dated 2018.

Marcel Dzama

A ladybug, 2018
Watercolor, ink, and graphite on paper

5 1/2 x 8 3/8 inches (14 x 21.3 cm)

A work on paper by Marcel Dzama titled Oasis at night, dated 2018.

Marcel Dzama

Oasis at night, 2018
Watercolor, ink, and graphite on paper
5 1/2 x 8 3/8 inches (14 x 21.3 cm)
$2,500 Recently added
A photograph of Marcel Dzama's studio, dated 2020.
A view of Marcel Dzama’s studio with Pink Moon works in progress, 2020
A view of Marcel Dzama’s studio with Pink Moon works in progress, 2020
A portrait of Marcel Dzama, dated 2020.
Marcel Dzama, 2020. Photo by Willem Dzama
Marcel Dzama, 2020. Photo by Willem Dzama
A text description that reads For Dzama, art can be a meaningful escape not only for adults, but for people of all ages. In acknowledgment of the families who are having to discover new ways to balance work, school, and life while isolated at home together, he has created Coloring the Moon Pink, a coloring book made exclusively for this online presentation and available as a printable pdf for all to enjoy.
A detail of a drawing by Marcel Dzama, dated 2020.
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