Rodney Graham - Contemporary Art Day Sale New York Monday, November 11, 2013 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Donald Young Gallery, Chicago
    303 Gallery, New York

  • Exhibited

    Chicago, Donald Young Gallery, How I Became a Ramblin' Man, September - October 1999 (another example exhibited)
    New York, DIA Center for the Arts, Rodney Graham and Vera Lutter: Time Traces, November 1999 - July 2000 (another example exhibited)

  • 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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Welsh Oak #4

gelatin silver print
47 3/8 x 35 1/2 in. (120.3 x 90.2 cm.)
This work is number 4 from an edition of 7 plus 2 artist's proofs.

$40,000 - 60,000 

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Contemporary Art Day Sale

New York 12 November 2013 11AM