This autobiographical exhibition celebrates Robert Graham’s practice of over forty years as a critic and collector. Brought together here are works from Tom Gibson, Donigan Cumming and Michel Campeau, as well as Eadweard Muybridge, Miroslav Tichý and Martin Parr.
During Michael Mann’s 1981 film Thief, the title character Frank (played by James Caan) proposes marriage to Jessie (Tuesday Weld), a waitress he hardly knows. For her he pulls out his wallet and presents a folded photo collage that we have seen briefly before – he had been shown consulting it as if it were a compass or a map. Among the imagery it included were a few human figures, an old bearded man, a woman with a child, a house, some cars. “Here,” he says, “that is my life and nothing, nobody can stop me from making that happen.”