In the what you could call “aftermath” of the US elections of 2016, we sat down with Brooklyn-based, Calgary-born painter Marcel Dzama in his studio in NY and talked about how much art could be effective in the supermodern world. One of my all-time favorite Juxtapoz covers came after this discussion, February 2017, a collaboration between Dzama and Raymond Pettibon, a scene of superheroes in action. Only in this scene, it was the female superhero saving the day, with the backdrop of flames and an all seeing “eye” hovering over the scene. We didn’t want to be explicit about the beginning of the Trump era, but I feel like Marcel Dzama set the tone.
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