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Graham Fagen

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About the edition

A private re-presentation and reconsideration of the artist’s childhood egg collection. This work is a personal account through which to reexamine the related social hierarchies, values and exchanges that this activity carries in the artist’s memory of a particular culture of collecting.

Vividly presented and carefully ordered and labeled, this print is reminiscent of a museological display or educational didactic. The artist’s choice of colour palette and orderly arrangement recalls the inside of a sawdust lined box or a collector’s cabinet of curiosities, meticulously annotated by hand.

The choice of title is both playful and rather melancholic - an oblique reference to a private eulogy for his childhood collection - a formal tribute to something lost.

Year 2009
Edition of 20
Media Screenprint on Somerset Satin White (300gsm) paper
Dimensions 76 x 56cm (image size: 74 x 47cm)
Signature Signed, numbered and dated by artist

About Graham Fagen

Graham Fagen was born in 1966 in Glasgow and lives and works in Scotland. He studied at Kent Institute of Art & Design in Canterbury and at Glasgow School of Art.

Recent exhibitions include Gallery of Modern Art, Glasgow, Artist Film & Video at BBC Scotland, Glasgow International 2010, Somebody Else at The Changing Room, Stirling, Galerie Micky Schubert, Berlin and downpresser at Gallery of Modern Art, Glasgow. He showed at DCA in Killing Time with Graham Eatough in 2006.