Vintage Dan Graham is a collection of print media publications created by New York artist Dan Graham from 1966-2009. Graham is significant for his influence on generations of contemporary artists, including Rodney Graham and Jeff Wall. Dan Graham's thesis: It seemed that in order to be defined as having value, that is as art, a work had only to be exhibited in a gallery and then to be written about and reproduced as a photograph in an art magazine.
As an exhibition venue for his projects and essays, Graham uses such periodicals as Arts Magazine, Art in America and Real Life as well as popular non-arts publications including Harper's Bazaar, and fringe publications like the now defunct New York Review of Sex and Politics. His work is described as having informed, manipulated, and expanded social and theoretical dialogue on subjects such as sexuality, pop music, politics, cultural theory, cultural iconography.
The exhibited material ranges from artists' publications, ephemera, prints, multiples and other editions, to literature, contemporary artworks and music/audio works. It includes both artwork specifically created by Dan Graham for periodicals and other publications and Graham's own writings on sex, drugs, rock-n-roll, art, and architecture as first seen in print between 1966 and 2009.
The work in Vintage Dan Graham was previously shown online at Specific Object/David Platzker (www.specificobject.com) from June-September, 2009. Specific Object is a personal venture for aggregating interesting objects in any artistic medium and presenting them in a contained venue.