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Rodney Graham: I Think We’re Alone Now

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Benefit Year
2006
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Material
Chromogenic Print
Size
20 x 20 inches
Edition Numbers Available
Yes
Edition of
100
Year
2005
About

“A while back I discovered two copies of this seven inch 45 in my motley collection of singles.  Tiffany’s 80’s hit was not an original but a cover of a Tommy James and the Shondell’s song from the mid sixties.  It’s a very clever bubblegum lyric about fleeing the parental gaze set to a heartbeat rhythm that is intended to convey the excitement of heavy teenage petting.  I thought it would be interesting to document this instance of doubling in my collection by showing both copies. Personally, I always find it interesting to examine ‘identical’ printed copies and to meditate on the minuscule differences in the colour rendition, die cutting, general wear and tear. I recommend that the viewer examine these records for a period of about 30 to 45 minutes.  If you look at them long enough you may start to get the impression they are looking back at you….” – Rodney Graham