Artist / Graham Dolphin

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Working directly onto ready-made objects, such as vinyl records, album sleeves and other music ephemera, Dolphin arduously scratches passages of minute, immaculate text (usually a transcription of the lyrics) into their surfaces. The album covers bear the signs of familiar handling over years, suggesting an intimacy with the artist – objects that have been owned, used and treasured. Four identical pressings of the same song however remind the viewer that these are mass-produced multiples and that the artist’s obsessive reworking is one step removed.

Works
Graham Dolphin, John Coltrane scratch (detail) Graham Dolphin, John Coltrane scratch Graham Dolphin, 22 Captain Beefheart songs Graham Dolphin, 22 Captain Beefheart songs Graham Dolphin, 96 Captain Beefheart songs

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96 Captain Beefheart songs, 2007, ink on record cover, image courtesy the artist and Seventeen Gallery..
Graham Dolphin, 96 Captain Beefheart songs