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Catherine Opie American Photographer

Allison, Dorothy & Jennifer Blessing & Nat Trotman & Russell Ferguson; Opie, Catherine

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ISBN 10: 0892073756 / ISBN 13: 9780892073757
Published by Guggenheim Museum, 791, 2008
Condition: Very Good Hardcover
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Hardcover. 4to. Guggenheim Museum. 2008. 288 pgs. First Edition/First Printing. Signed by Opie on the title page. DJ in excellent shape, unclipped and with no tears present. Issued with pictorial boards. No ownership marks present. Text is clean and free of marks, binding tight and solid, boards clean with no wear present. Photos sent upon request. 791; 4to 11" - 13" tall; 288 pages; Signed by Author. Bookseller Inventory # 24028

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Title: Catherine Opie American Photographer

Publisher: Guggenheim Museum, 791

Publication Date: 2008

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Very Good

Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: First Edition; First Printing.

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This comprehensive new exhibition catalogue, published to accompany the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum's major mid-career survey of Catherine Opie's work, is the first to gather all of the artist's key projects to date in a single volume. Opie is best known for her subtle but potent portraits of people from the queer communities of Los Angeles and San Francisco. In this definitive volume, each of Opie's series--among them Portraits, Freeways, Domestic, Icehouses and In and Around Home--is reproduced in full color plates alongside works that were not displayed in the exhibition, allowing for the most complete overview of this important Los Angeles artist's work to date. In addition, this volume features a lead essay by exhibition curator Jennifer Blessing, which surveys Opie's artistic career and its historical contexts; a series of interviews with the artist by Russell Ferguson, Chair of the Department of Art at UCLA; and a brief personal reflection by internationally renowned novelist Dorothy Allison, whose work explores many concerns similar to Opie's. It also includes introductory essays on each of the artist's series by Nat Trotman, Assistant Curator at the Guggenheim, as well as a newly researched, exhaustive exhibition history and bibliography, making it the primary source for future research on Opie's work.
Catherine Opie was born in Ohio in 1961 and is currently Professor of Photography at UCLA. Opie's work has been exhibited extensively throughout the United States, Europe and Japan. She has had solo exhibitions of her work at the Walker Art Center, Minneapolis; St. Louis Art Museum; Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago; and the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, among many others.

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