Stephen G. Rhodes, ‘Vacant Portrait (R.B. Elliot & A.G. Thurman)’, 2009, Painting, Oil and collage on canvas diptych, Rago/Wright
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Stephen G. Rhodes

Vacant Portrait (R.B. Elliot & A.G. Thurman), 2009

Oil and collage on canvas diptych
45 1/4 × 33 1/2 × 4 3/4 in
114.9 × 85.1 × 12.1 cm
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Rago/Wright

This work will ship from Rago in Lambertville, New Jersey.

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Stephen G. Rhodes
American, b. 1977
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Borrowing ideas from theme parks, period cinema, TV shows, and museum displays, Stephen G. Rhodes splices together historical and pop-cultural artifacts in amalgamations of video, collage, photography, and sculpture. His sprawling installations, which often embrace humor and a low-tech approach, attempt to unearth our collective unconscious. For example, Rhodes’s 2010 film installation Receding Mind: Circle of Shit was inspired by Steve Allen’s late-1970s TV talk show “Meeting of the Minds,” which featured dramatized roundtable discussions among historical figures such as Cleopatra, Aristotle, Francis Bacon, Attila the Hun, and Emily Dickinson.

Stephen G. Rhodes, ‘Vacant Portrait (R.B. Elliot & A.G. Thurman)’, 2009, Painting, Oil and collage on canvas diptych, Rago/Wright
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About the work
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Rago/Wright

This work will ship from Rago in Lambertville, New Jersey.

Medium
Stephen G. Rhodes
American, b. 1977
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Borrowing ideas from theme parks, period cinema, TV shows, and museum displays, Stephen G. Rhodes splices together historical and pop-cultural artifacts in amalgamations of video, collage, photography, and sculpture. His sprawling installations, which often embrace humor and a low-tech approach, attempt to unearth our collective unconscious. For example, Rhodes’s 2010 film installation Receding Mind: Circle of Shit was inspired by Steve Allen’s late-1970s TV talk show “Meeting of the Minds,” which featured dramatized roundtable discussions among historical figures such as Cleopatra, Aristotle, Francis Bacon, Attila the Hun, and Emily Dickinson.

Stephen G. Rhodes

Vacant Portrait (R.B. Elliot & A.G. Thurman), 2009

Oil and collage on canvas diptych
45 1/4 × 33 1/2 × 4 3/4 in
114.9 × 85.1 × 12.1 cm
Bidding closed
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