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Catherine Opie

George (Standing), 2013

Pigment print
20 × 15 in
50.8 × 38.1 cm
Edition of 3
This is part of a limited edition set.
location
Los Angeles
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For this month’s art issue, W commissioned Opie (as well as Marilyn Minter, Yayoi Kusama, and Karen …

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For this month’s art issue, W commissioned Opie (as well as Marilyn Minter, Yayoi Kusama, and Karen Kilimnik) to collaborate with George Clooney on five new portraits. All prints are for sale exclusively on Artsy, and proceeds benefit Save the Children’s Typhoon Haiyan Relief.

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Signed verso and numbered
Image rights
Courtesy of Regen Projects, 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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For this month’s art issue, W commissioned Opie (as well as Marilyn Minter, Yayoi Kusama, and Karen …

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For this month’s art issue, W commissioned Opie (as well as Marilyn Minter, Yayoi Kusama, and Karen Kilimnik) to collaborate with George Clooney on five new portraits. All prints are for sale exclusively on Artsy, and proceeds benefit Save the Children’s Typhoon Haiyan Relief.

Medium
Photography
Signature
Signed verso and numbered
Image rights
Courtesy of Regen Projects, 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

George (Standing), 2013

Pigment print
20 × 15 in
50.8 × 38.1 cm
Edition of 3
This is part of a limited edition set.
location
Los Angeles
Want to sell a work by this artist? Consign with Artsy.
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