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  • Provenance

    Galerie Nelson, Lyon
    Private Collection (acquired from the above in 1999)
    Sotheby’s, New York, May 15, 2008, lot 406
    Acquired at the above sale by the present owner

  • Literature

    Lyon, Galerie Nelson, Rodney Graham et Ken Lum, March - May 1992
    Art Institute of Chicago, About the Place: Recent Art in the Americas, March - May 1995
    Riehen, Fondation Beyeler, The Magic of Trees, November 1998 - April 1999

  • Artist Biography

    Rodney Graham

    Canadian • 1949

    Rodney Graham pulls from cultural and intellectual history through photography, film, music, performance and painting. He presents narratives with puns and references to literature and philosophy, including Sigmund Freud and Kurt Cobain, with a sense of humor that contradicts his residence in the post-punk scene of late 1970s Vancouver.

    In his film trilogy Vexation Island (1999), How I Became a Ramblin' Man (1999) and City Self/Country Self (2001), the artist plays characters like a castaway and a cowboy caught in repetitive cycles of actions and gestures. Such unconscious dream states are further explored in Graham's series of upside-down photographs of oak trees, which are hung to mimic camera obscura.

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Stanley Park Cedar No. 6

inscribed "pied tordee" on the reverse
Ektacolor print, flush-mounted
104 1/4 x 71 1/4 in. (264.8 x 181 cm.)
Executed in 1991.

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The Sky In A Room

New York Selling Exhibition 14 July – 11 August 2017