The Illumination of the sisters of paradise, 2020
Artwork © Marcel Dzama Courtesy the artist and David Zwirner


Archival Pigment Print on Hahnemühle German Etching 310 gsm

23.00 x 19.00 in

58.4 x 48.3 cm

Edition of 30

Signed, dated and numbered on recto

23.00 x 19.00 in

58.4 x 48.3 cm

Edition of 30

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Framed: Sold
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    About The Work

    Inspired by recent travels in Mexico and Morocco, Marcel Dzama created The Illumination of the sisters of paradise to conjure the vibrant cultures and landscapes of faraway lands while in quarantine. As noted by Dzama, the print “was my way of traveling while being at home every day...I was trying to recreate some sort of Garden of Eden or Paradise Lost”. The Illumination of the sisters of paradise presents lush flora and whimsical fauna in a utopian twilight scene, rendered in emblematic saturated hues. A full, bright moon plays the protagonist, imbuing the image with a captivating sense of wonder, inspiration, and hope.

    Each print from the edition of 30 is signed, numbered and printed on Hahnemühle German Etching 310 gsm paper by Lower East Side Printshop’s master printer Erik Hougen. Proceeds from this sale support RxART’s mission to help children heal through the extraordinary power of visual art. RxART commissions exceptional contemporary artists to transform sterile healthcare facilities into engaging and inspiring environments full of beauty, humor, and comfort. RxART has completed 51 projects with 60 artists in almost 40 hospitals across 20 cities in the U.S. since it first launched in 2000.

    About Marcel Dzama

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    • Image size: 18.2 x 14.5 in / 46.2 x 36.8 cm
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