Publisher: New York: D.A.P./Distributed Art Publishers, Inc., 2004
Edition: 1st Edition
Condition: Fine / Fine
Item #: 108787
First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Gray cloth-covered boards with illustration and title stamped in brown on cover and title stamped in brown on spine; with photographically illustrated dust jacket. Works in various media by Rodney Graham. Essays by Jessica Bradley, Sara Krajewski, Lynne Cooke, Diedrich Diederichsen, Shepherd Steiner, Cornelia Butler and Grant Arnold. Includes a biography, exhibition history, bibliography and a list of works. 208 pp., with 220 four-color, duotone and black-and-white illustrations. 12 x 10 inches.
Published on the occasion of an exhibition organized by the Art Gallery of Ontario, which traveled to numerous venues.
Fine in Fine dust jacket.
From the publisher: "One of Canada's most humorous conceptual artists--as witty as he is smart--Rodney Graham gets his first North American museum retrospective and accompanying catalogue. Rodney Graham: A Little Thought tracks the career of a brilliant, idiosyncratic artist whose work spans a range of media including photography, film, book works, installation and pop music. In this volume, amply illustrated with many never-before-seen images from early in his career as well as new photography of his most recent works, scholarly essays provide a broad context for viewing: Cornelia Butler looks at Graham's relationship to landscape and Canadian identity, Lynne Cooke examines the construction of the artist's persona in works such as City Self/ Country Self (2001), and Shep Steiner discusses the joke as a conceptual strategy for Graham. Diedrich Diederichsen considers the artist's oeuvre within the context of musical structure, and Sara Krajewski describes how Graham's video works unfold. Finally, Grant Arnold offers an in-depth illustrated chronology, tracing the range of activities that have occupied Graham since his early days on the Vancouver scene."