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Alpha 137 Gallery

Complete "Dyke Deck" by Catherine Opie. These limited edition decks were sold at The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles years ago. Below is an article about the "Dyke Deck" -- crediting our gallery with the work. (Link below):

Medium
Condition
Good vintage condition
Signature
Stamped; Dyke Deck, Cathy Opie MOCA
Certificate of authenticity
Included (issued by gallery)
Frame
Not included

Catherine Opie raised eyebrows with her early 1990s studio portraits of gay, lesbian, and transgendered men and women associated with California’s sadomasochist leather subculture. Most jarring were two self-portraits showing self-inflicted wounds, respectively forming a child-like image of a house and two women holding hands (Cutting, 1993) and the word “pervert” carved into her skin (Pervert, 1994). For all the provocation, however, Opie’s work contains elements of documentary and classicism, and seeks empathy with its subjects. For instance, the 1995 marriage portraits she shot in homes across the country exposed the public to the poignancy of female domestic partnerships. The theme of inclusion versus exclusion runs throughout her ongoing exploration of communal, sexual, and cultural identities, which takes the form of cityscapes, landscapes, and even depictions of football games, along with her signature portraits.

Blue-chip
Represented by internationally recognized galleries.
Collected by major museums
Tate, Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), BAM
Selected exhibitions
2020
Rhetorical LandscapesLehmann Maupin
2016
Catherine Opie 700 Nimes RoadMOCA
Hammer Projects: Catherine Opie: PortraitsHammer Museum
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Dyke Deck, ca. 1995

Screenprinted photographs on a deck of playing cards in box
3 1/2 × 2 1/2 in
8.9 × 6.4 cm
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Sold
Certificate
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AG
Alpha 137 Gallery

Complete "Dyke Deck" by Catherine Opie. These limited edition decks were sold at The …

Medium
Condition
Good vintage condition
Signature
Stamped; Dyke Deck, Cathy Opie MOCA
Certificate of authenticity
Included (issued by gallery)
Frame
Not included

Catherine Opie raised eyebrows with her early 1990s studio portraits of gay, lesbian, and transgendered men and women associated with California’s sadomasochist leather subculture. Most jarring were two self-portraits showing self-inflicted wounds, respectively forming a child-like image of a house and two women holding hands (Cutting, 1993) and the word “pervert” carved into her skin (Pervert, 1994). For all the provocation, however, Opie’s work contains elements of documentary and classicism, and seeks empathy with its subjects. For instance, the 1995 marriage portraits she shot in homes across the country exposed the public to the poignancy of female domestic partnerships. The theme of inclusion versus exclusion runs throughout her ongoing exploration of communal, sexual, and cultural identities, which takes the form of cityscapes, landscapes, and even depictions of football games, along with her signature portraits.

Blue-chip
Represented by internationally recognized galleries.
Collected by major museums
Tate, Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), BAM
Selected exhibitions (3)

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