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Bill Owens, ‘Typical Californian’, 1971, PDNB Gallery
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Bill Owens

Typical Californian, 1971

C-print
16 × 20 × 1/10 in
40.6 × 50.8 × 0.3 cm
Edition of 10
This is part of a limited edition set.
$4,100
Location
Dallas
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Provenance
PDNB Gallery
Dallas
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"He's a typical Californian who doesn't know how to relax."

"He's a typical Californian who doesn't know how to relax."

Medium
Photography
Signature
Signed and numbered by artist.
Series
Suburbia
Bill Owens
American, b. 1938
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Bill Owens has been chronicling middle-class American life in color and black-and-white photographs since the late 1960s. “Turn me loose on the middle class,” he once declared. “I understand the culture. I speak the language. Let me exploit them!” Owens focuses especially on suburbia, documenting how its residents construct their lives. Inspired by such master documentarians as Lewis Hine, Walker Evans, and Dorothea Lange, he approaches the rituals and pastimes of suburbia with an anthropologist’s eye, aiming to consistently communicate with his subjects directly and with sensitivity. Owens’s other well-known bodies of work include his photographs of people at work and at leisure. Youth culture has also held Owens in its sway, and he has captured its unbounded energy in his photographs of political demonstrations, riots, and rock festivals.

Bill Owens, ‘Typical Californian’, 1971, PDNB Gallery
Bill Owens, ‘Typical Californian’, 1971, PDNB Gallery
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About the work
Provenance
PDNB Gallery
Dallas
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"He's a typical Californian who doesn't know how to relax."

"He's a typical Californian who doesn't know how to relax."

Medium
Photography
Signature
Signed and numbered by artist.
Series
Suburbia
Bill Owens
American, b. 1938
Follow

Bill Owens has been chronicling middle-class American life in color and black-and-white photographs since the late 1960s. “Turn me loose on the middle class,” he once declared. “I understand the culture. I speak the language. Let me exploit them!” Owens focuses especially on suburbia, documenting how its residents construct their lives. Inspired by such master documentarians as Lewis Hine, Walker Evans, and Dorothea Lange, he approaches the rituals and pastimes of suburbia with an anthropologist’s eye, aiming to consistently communicate with his subjects directly and with sensitivity. Owens’s other well-known bodies of work include his photographs of people at work and at leisure. Youth culture has also held Owens in its sway, and he has captured its unbounded energy in his photographs of political demonstrations, riots, and rock festivals.

Bill Owens

Typical Californian, 1971

C-print
16 × 20 × 1/10 in
40.6 × 50.8 × 0.3 cm
Edition of 10
This is part of a limited edition set.
$4,100
Location
Dallas
Have a question? Visit our help center.
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