From press release:
On April 23, David Zwirner Online will launch Pink Moon by Marcel Dzama. These new, never-before- seen drawings by Marcel Dzama were inspired by the artist’s travels and include works from his journeys in Morocco, where he visited Tangiers, Essaouira, Chefchaouen (a town nestled in the Rif Mountains), Fez, Beni Mellal and its Berber culture, Marrakech, and the Agafay Desert. The drawings are part of a group of works Dzama created for a forthcoming monograph from Louis Vuitton’s Travel Book Series, which will be published in the spring. “For this project, I tried to offer a balance between the representation and the reality of what I saw,” says Dzama, “all the while moving it toward abstraction or perhaps a touch of surrealism.” In addition to these works, this presentation will include drawings from Dzama’s recent trip to Mexico, which incorporate edenic visions of the country’s tropical forests mixed with personal imagery and exotic animals, as well as works he created during his time in India in January 2020.
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Image: Children playing around a basin, 2018
© Marcel Dzama
Courtesy the artist and David Zwirner