Marcel Dzama, “The illumination of the sisters of paradise” 2020

The illumination of the sisters of paradise, 2020
Archival Pigment Print on Hahnemühle German Etching 310 gsm
Image size: 18.2 x 14.5 in / 46.2 x 36.8 cm
Paper size: 23 x 19 in / 58.4 x 48.3 cm
Edition of 30
Signed and numbered
Unframed $1,500, Framed $1,750
Artwork © Marcel Dzama
Courtesy the artist and David Zwirner

RxART is proud to have partnered with Artspace and Phaidon to launch The illumination of the sisters of paradise by collaborating artist Marcel Dzama. Click here to purchase the print directly from the Artspace website. 

The sale of this print will support RxART’s mission to help children heal through the extraordinary power of visual art. Marcel is currently working on a project with RxART Canada for the pediatric clinic at St. Michael’s Hospital in Toronto. 

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.

“[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,” says Dzama.

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 is signed, numbered and printed on Hahnemühle German Etching 310 gsm paper by Lower East Side Printshop’s master printer Erik Hougen.