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The members of the so-called 'Vancouver School' are the biggest international art stars to ever come out of Canada, yet they remain little known, even to many Canadians. PICTURE START tells the remarkable, and unlikely, story of the emergence and rise of the original generation of this esteemed group: Jeff Wall, Rodney Graham and Ian Wallace.

They met in the '60s, formed (along with famed sci-fi author William Gibsons) the most uniquely talented rock band in Canadian history (the UJ3RK5), and then went on to individually achieve unprecedented global success in contemporary art.

PICTURE START draws back the curtain on this extraordinary set of artists, offering insights into how and why their ascent occurred in a city until recently known more for its surrounding forests than its artists.

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