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Catherine Opie

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
This is a non-editioned multiple.
$1,800
Ships from New York, NY, US
Shipping: $55 domestic, $95 rest of world
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Alpha 137 Gallery
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Complete "Dyke Deck" by Catherine Opie. These limited edition decks were sold at The …

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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):

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Medium
Print
Condition
Good vintage condition
Signature
Stamped; Dyke Deck, Cathy Opie MOCA
Certificate of authenticity
Included
Frame
Not included
Publisher
Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA), Los Angeles
Catherine Opie
American, b. 1961
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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.

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Alpha 137 Gallery
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Complete "Dyke Deck" by Catherine Opie. These limited edition decks were sold at The …

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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):

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Medium
Print
Condition
Good vintage condition
Signature
Stamped; Dyke Deck, Cathy Opie MOCA
Certificate of authenticity
Included
Frame
Not included
Publisher
Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA), Los Angeles
Catherine Opie
American, b. 1961
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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.

Catherine Opie

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
This is a non-editioned multiple.
$1,800
Ships from New York, NY, US
Shipping: $55 domestic, $95 rest of world
Certificate
Certificate of authenticity
This work includes a certificate of authenticity.
Locked
Secure payment
Secure transactions by credit card through Stripe.
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