Book Launch

CPPS Rodney Graham Edition Launch

November 28, 2008

The Canadian Photographic Portfolio Society invites the public to a preview and sale of a newly released edition by acclaimed artist Rodney Graham.


Rodney Graham’s two portfolio images are the artist’s favourites from his Black Squares (My Top 100) monochromes that were exhibited at the 50th Venice Biennale in 2003.


The series is composed of record albums that are overpainted with India ink; the visibility of underlying image is dictated by the ink’s adherence to the surface finish.


This diptych was originally designated as the front and back cover for the artist’s second rock album, to be called Cast A Pall. The project evolved into Rock Is Hard, a double LP of original songs, which was ultimately released with a revised cover.


The Canadian Photographic Portfolio Society publishes limited edition photographic portfolios of work by Canadian artists. Formed in 1986, the non-profit society is operated by a volunteer board of arts professionals, and commissions works from established artists who have made an important contribution to contemporary art.


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