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LOT 44

Lot 44

Rodney Graham (1949-)

Rodney Graham (1949-)
Lot 44 Details
Rodney Graham (1949-), Canadian


Offset lithograph; signed, dated '97 and numbered 3/100
34.75 ins x 21 ins; 88.3 cms x 53.3 cms

Estimate $1,000-$1,500

Realised: $1,200
Price Includes Buyer's Premium ?

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Rodney Graham (1949-)
  • Rodney Graham (1949-)
  • Rodney Graham (1949-)

Private Collection, Massachusetts


In the late 1990s, Rodney Graham undertook a trilogy of short, looping films in which he appears as the sole actor. "Vexation Island" (1997) was the first of these and was featured in the 47th Venice Biennale’s Canadian Pavilion, bringing the artist international recognition and began his exploration of popular culture in art through film and video. "Vexation Island" tells the story of a marooned sailor who awakens on a beach, shakes a palm tree only to be rendered unconscious, and the sequence of events begins again.


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LOT 44

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  • 5 Stars: Excellent - No discernable damage, flaws or imperfections
  • 4 Stars: Very Good - Minor flaws or imperfections visible only under close inspection using specialised instruments or black light
  • 3 Stars: Good - Minor flaws visible upon inspection under standard lighting
  • 2 Stars: Fair - Exhibits flaws or damage that may draw the eye under standard lighting
  • 1 Star: Poor - Flaws or damage immediately apparent under standard lighting (examples: missing components, rips, broken glass, damaged surfaces, etc.)

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