Item description for Rodney Graham (Collector's Choice Artists Monographs) by Dorothea Zwirner...
Description: Volume 1 in the Collector's Choice Artists' Monographs from the Friedrich Christian Flick Collection features the work of Canadian artist Rodney Graham as he strolls, via his works, through Modernism. On Graham's meandering itinerary through photography, literature, music, art, film, psychology, and linguistics, we encounter Richard Wagner, Staphane Mallarma, Edgar Allen Poe, Sigmund Freud, and Donald Judd, not to mention the prevalence of cinema and popular music. The contradictions in his work--gravity and play, reverential homage and scenarized self-presentation--show Graham to be a contemporary melancholic. This is the most comprehensive and insightful monograph of the artist's work to date.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 11.42" Width: 9.13" Height: 0.79" Weight: 2.51 lbs.
Release Date Mar 15, 2005
ISBN 3832174974 ISBN13 9783832174972
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Probably best overview in print of this major artist Mar 12, 2008
I stumbled onto Rodney Graham's retrospective show at MOCA in LA four years ago, and it changed my life a little bit.
Graham's work is intellectually powerful; he is one example of an artist that will continually shed light on his own work through explanatory notes. This book covers Graham's earliest exhibited works and plows through steadily to about 2004. Attention given to the formative stuff is really valuable, since he got little recognition outside of Canada before the late 90s. I think the artist is really in the midst of his prime right now, so it's not yet possible for a comprehensive monograph... but this comes pretty close.