Rodney Graham - Editions & Works on Paper New York Monday, October 24, 2022 | Phillips
  • Provenance

    Donald Young Gallery, Chicago

  • 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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A Glass of Beer

Screenprint in colors, on mirror, contained in the artist's specified black lacquered wood frame.
framed 48 x 41 x 2 1/2 in. (121.9 x 104.1 x 6.4 cm)
Signed in black ink and numbered '10' (printed) from the edition of 18 on the accompanying certificate (there were also 3 artist's proofs), co-published by Donald Young Gallery, Chicago and Christine Burgin Gallery, New York.

$3,000 - 5,000 

Sold for $3,024

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Editions & Works on Paper

New York Auction 24 - 26 October 2022