RODNEY GRAHAM

Au Tatoueur
[2011]

French version of the poem To the Tattooist written and designed by the artist in 2010 French translation by Philippe Hunt
Book. Offset printing. 16 p., 32 x 25 cm. Printed by Cultura, Wetteren
Edition of 250 numbered copies
Price: 95,00 €
Deluxe edition of the same book as above:
Book in a full cloth box blind-stamped with the name 'Poem’. Offset printing on Arches paper. Full blue calf leather binding. 16 p., 32 x 25 cm (box: 33.5 x 26 x 1.6 cm). Printed by Cultura, Wetteren. Box and binding by Clara Gevaert
Limited edition of 7 copies signed and numbered by the artist
Price on request
The System of Landor's Cottage. A Pendant to Poe's Last Story (2nd edition)
[2012]

Rodney Graham's The System of Landor's Cottage: A Pendant to Poe's Last Story is the most ambitious of the textual interventions that contributed to Graham's emergence onto the international art scene in the 1980s. Part 'pataphysical investigation, part Roussellian exercise, the text begins with Edgar Allan Poe's short story "Landor's Cottage: A Pendant to 'The Domain of Arnheim,'" which describes a waylaid traveller's encounter with an uncannily pristine landscape and cabin in the Hudson River Valley. Into this short tale, which numbers less than twenty pages in most editions, Graham inserts an entire novel centered around an annex to Poe's original structure that houses a fantastical machine. Through a complex set of nested tales, the origins of the machine become clearer but no less magical, and readers will be held rapt by accounts of architectural wonders, a mysterious cipher, and the romance of impossible science.
Second edition of the same title first published in 1987. With a preface by Rodney Graham and in appendix essays by Jamie Hilder and Robert Linsley
Book. Offset printing. 328 p., 2 ill., 19 x 12.7 cm. Printed by Cultura, Wetteren
Edition of 600 copies. The cover is printed in 4 distinct colors to form 4 sets of books numbered from 1 to 150
ISBN: 978-2-930619-02-6
Price: 32,00 €
Deluxe edition of the same book as above:
As in the deluxe first edition, this second 25th anniversary deluxe edition of The System of Landor’s Cottage is presented in a box inscribed with the name VATHEK (here written vertically in Roman capitals formed by 22 symmetrically arranged holes linked by engraved black lines) alluding to the ‘oriental tale’ of the same title by William Beckford, an author cited in the original Edgar Allan Poe short story to which Rodney Graham’s novel is appended and likewise plagiarized by Graham in a passage on pages 104 and 105 of this edition wherein five pleasure pavilions are described.
Book in a box inscribed with the name ‘Vathek’ (the box is produced in two different colors: red or green). Offset printing on Ingres paper. 328 p., 2 ill., 25 x 18 cm (box: 33.2 x 27.3 x 4 cm). Printed by Cultura, Wetteren. Box designed by Rodney Graham and executed by Clara Gevaert
Limited edition of 20 copies signed and numbered by the artist
Price on request
To the Tattooist
[2012]

Print version of the poem To the Tattooist first published by Rodney Graham in 2010. The layout and typesetting is a reappropriation of the French version Au Tatoueur, the book is here presented in six successive double pages printed on one broadsheet
Print. Silkscreen printing on Fabriano paper. 140 x 112 cm. Printed by Serigrafia Kroma, Città di Castello.
Edition of 20 copies + 10 A.P.’s signed and numbered by the artist
Price: 1.500,00 €
Film Still from ‘Mr. Moto in Danger Island’ (1939)
[2013]

I am a fan of the 1930’s Mr. Moto films starring Peter Lorre and have viewed all of the films in the series very closely on multiple occasions. This close reading was rewarded recently when, while watching Mr. Moto in Danger Island (1939), I encountered my own name on the San Juan Public library card of the secret agent whose disappearance Mr. Moto had come to Puerto Rico to investigate. A very brief (less than two seconds) shot shows this card—the only lead in the investigation of the possible murder of the agent—in Moto’s hand. This photogravure print reproduces the shot, here offering a thumb-size version of Moto’s thumb, and is intended as a kind of companion piece to a previous work, Meissonnier with My Thumb-Print (2010) in which I inserted my own thumb-print into the whorls of hair on the posterior of a horse in a small engraving by the 19th century French artist. (R. G.)
Print. Photogravure on Hahnemühle paper. 36.8 x 30.5 cm. Printed by Niels Borch Jensen, Copenhagen
Edition of 20 copies + 8 A.P.’s signed and numbered by the artist.
Out of print

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