Rodney Graham - Saturday @ Phillips London Friday, March 14, 2008 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Whitechapel Art Gallery, London

  • 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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Oxfordshire Oak, Banford, Fall 1990

Gelatin silver print.
29.2 x 22.9 cm. (11 1/2 x 9 in.)
Signed, dated and numbered on verso. This work is from an edition of 500.

£500 - 700 

Sold for £500

Saturday @ Phillips

15 Mar 2008, 10am & 2pm