Prints & Photography
April 17 — 22, 2021
Auction begins to close at 2 am ET
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.