Rodney Graham - New Now London Wednesday, December 6, 2017 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Lisson Gallery, Cologne
    Acquired from the above by the present owner in 2002

  • Exhibited

    London, Lisson Gallery, Rodney Graham: What is Happy, Baby?, 7 December 2000 - 27 January 2001 (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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Property from an Important Private European Collection


City Self / Country Self

35mm colour film transferred to DVD
4:00 minute loop
Executed in 2000, this work is number 2 from an edition of 4 and is accompanied by a certificate of authenticity signed and dated by the artist.

£25,000 - 35,000 

Sold for £56,250

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Simon Tovey
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New Now

London Auction 7 December 2017