Text by Dorothy Allison and others.
This book is a major mid-career survey of Opie's work and gathers 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. Each of Opie's series-Portraits, Freeways, Domestic, Icehouses and In and Around Home-is reproduced in full color.
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.
- 288 pages
- 237 color illustrations
- Cloth with dust jacket
Custom slip-cased hardbound catalogue with signed photographic print by Catherine Opie.
- Catherine Opie, Justin Bond, 1993
- Inkjet print, 10" high x8" wide
- Edition of 100
- 288 pages, 237 color illustrations