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Remembering Rodney Graham

1 November 2022

Mr. Graham was never afraid to confound while enlightening. He was a polymath with an insatiable curiosity who drew from a deep reservoir of knowledge in history, philosophy, literature and popular culture. His work percolated with knowing references to notables as diverse as Sigmund Freud, Marcel Duchamp, Black Sabbath, Edgar Allan Poe and Judy Garland.

Whatever the medium, Mr. Graham seemed more interested in exploding genres than fitting into them, making forays into painting, performance art, sculpture and music in his half-century career.

Read the full article by Alex Williams in The New York Times here.

Writings on the life of Rodney Graham have been presented in publications worldwide, including the following:

The Guardian
Rodney Graham obituary

Remembering Rodney Graham (1949 - 2022)

Rodney Graham (1949 - 2022)

The Art Newspaper
Rodney Graham, influential Canadian conceptual artist with a wry sense of humour, has died, aged 73

Rodney Graham, Canadian Artist Whose Deadpan Flair Charmed Critics, Dies at 73

Art Review
Canadian conceptualist Rodney Graham has died aged 73

Rodney Graham, Who Bridged the Absurd and Conceptual, Dies at 73

Rodney Graham, Artist and Humorist Bonked by Coconuts, Dies at 73

Remembering Rodney Graham

Vancouver artist Rodney Graham remembered for his generosity, brilliance

The Globe and Mail
Vancouver artist Rodney Graham's 'infuriatingly hilarious work was a Venice Biennale highlight

The Georgia Straight
One of Vancouver's most internationally adored art icons, Rodney Graham has passed at age 73

Vancouver Sun
Internationally renowned Vancouver artist Rodney Graham dies at 73

Cultural scene mourns Vancouver contemporary artist Rodney Graham

Remembering Rodney Graham
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