Even the Ghost of the Past
by Marcel Dzama
Steidl David Zwirner
Published on the occasion of his fifth solo exhibition at David Zwirner, Even the Ghost of the Past presents new work by Marcel Dzama. A favorite among the art, literary, and indie music scenes, Dzama is best known for his figurative compositions of pen and watercolor on manila-colored paper. Bearing a characteristic palette of muted browns, grays, greens and reds, Dzama’s drawings are populated by an expansive cast of human, animal, and hybrid characters. In recent years, Dzama has expanded his practice to include work in multiple media. His latest exhibition transformed the gallery into an odeum of imagination with drawings, sculptures, dioramas, and films. The catalogue includes an interview with the artist by filmmaker Spike Jonze.
Destined to become a collector’s item, Even the Ghost of the Past has a unique format made up of two volumes bound into one book. Designed in collaboration with the artist, it features a drawing done especially for the book’s cover and also includes a DVD of original short films.
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Interview with Spike Jonze with a text by Cameron Shaw
Book design by Matthew Polhamus
Colour plates throughout
- 2 volumes
- 244 pages
- 20.5 cm x 26.7 cm
- Steidl David Zwirner
- ISBN: 978-3-86521-742-4