Rodney Graham - Photographs New York Saturday, November 14, 2009 | Phillips

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  • 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

Gelatin silver print.
19 5/8 x 15 3/8 in. (49.8 x 39.1 cm).
Signed and annotated 'AP' in pencil on the reverse of the flush-mount. One from an edition of 3 plus artist's proofs.

$4,000 - 6,000 

Sold for $8,125


14 Nov 2009
New York