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Lot 7: Sweat of the Sun (A Different Kind of Clock)

Est: $18,000 CAD - $0 CAD
Vancouver Art GalleryFebruary 19, 2011Vancouver, BC, CA

Item Overview


Since graduating from Emily Carr in 1993, Vancouver artist Geoffrey Farmer has been featured in 15 solo exhibitions and numerous group exhibitions across Canada and around the world, including the Musée d'art contemporain in Montréal and Witte de With in Rotterdam, Netherlands. As Josée Drouin-Brisebois has noted, "Farmer's work embraces process and transformation, which manifests itself as continually altering projects that recognize their own instability and fragility of meaning." In 2009/2010, the artist's Every Letter of the Alphabet public art project produced text works for distribution and placement in and around Vancouver and its environs, creating dialogue about the texts and the city itself.


46" x 34"

Artist or Maker


chromogenic print




edition 1 of 3

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The Gallery will assist in shipment through Denbigh Designs, a Vancouver based company. This will be at the buyer's expense.

Auction Details

Art Auction - Black & White

Vancouver Art Gallery
February 19, 2011, 07:15 PM PST

750 Hornby Street, Vancouver, BC, V6Z 2H7, CA


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Please see terms and conditions above.


Please see terms and conditions above.


Please see terms and conditions above.

The Gallery will assist in shipment through Denbigh Designs, a Vancouver based company. This will be at the buyer's expense.


Please see terms and conditions above.