Rodney Graham - The Collection of Lewis Kaplan London Saturday, June 28, 2008 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Hauser & Wirth, Zürich

  • Exhibited

    Rodney Graham: A Little Thought, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, 25 July 2005 - 3 January 2006 (another example exhibited)

  • Literature

    Museum of Contemporary Art, Rodney Graham: A Little Thought, exh. cat., Los Angeles, 2005, n.p.

  • 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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Number 53

Colour coupler print, Diasec mounted.
71.1 x 55.2 cm (28 x 21 3/4 in).
Credited, titled, dated and numbered 8 from an edition of 10 plus 2 Artist’s Proofs on a printed label affixed to the reverse of the frame. Accompanied by a certificate of authenticity.

£5,000 - 7,000 

Sold for £6,875

The Collection of Lewis Kaplan

29 June 2008, 3pm