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  • Provenance

    Printed Matter, Inc., New York

  • Artist Bio

    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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Lot offered with No Reserve

Tree on the Former Site of Camera Obscura

1996
c-print
20 x 16 in. (50.8 x 40.6 cm)
Signed, numbered and dated "20/25 R. Graham 96" on the reverse. This work is number 20 from an edition of 25.

Estimate
$3,000 - 5,000 

sold for $4,000

Under the Influence

8 March 2012
New York