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Catherine Opie

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Catherine Opie, All-American Subversive The New Yorker

February 28 2017

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Catherine Opie on the Louis XIV Bedroom Met Museum Artist Project

June 8 2016

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L.A. HABITAT: CATHERINE OPIE ARTnews

March 4 2016

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Photographer Spotlight: Catherine Opie LA Review of Books

February 24 2016

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Catherine Opie in Conversation With Rodarte New York Times

February 16 2016

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Photos of Elizabeth Taylor’s Home Capture Its Beauty and Banality Hyperallergic

February 11 2016

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Catherine Opie's 700 Nimes Road review – LA's triple-threat shines like a diamond The Guardian

February 9 2016

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'I Do Like To Stare': Catherine Opie On Her Portraits Of Modern America NPR

February 5 2016

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Critics' Pick: Catherine Opie Artforum

January 29 2016

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David Ebony's Top 10 New York Gallery Shows This Winter Artnet

January 29 2016

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Catherine Opie, 'Portraits and Landscapes' Time Out New York

January 21 2016

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High-camp: a pair of Catherine Opie solo shows at Lehmann Maupin, NY Wallpaper Magazine

January 18 2016

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Photographer Catherine Opie Has a Pair of New Exhibitions That “Humanize Celebrity” Bedford + Bowery

January 18 2016

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Book Signing with Catherine Opie

January 16 2016

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Photographer Catherine Opie's Time is Now Wall Street Journal

January 11 2016

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Catherine Opie's New Exhibit Lets NYC Inside Elizabeth Taylor's Bedroom Gotham Magazine

January 11 2016

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12 Things to Do in New York's Art World Before January 15 New York Oberserver

January 11 2016

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This Week’s Must See Events: Bad Assery Abounds Art F City

January 11 2016

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Art & the City: 5 Hong Kong art exhibitions you can’t miss this month Lifestyle Asia

January 11 2016

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Q&A: Catherine Opie on her Diverse Body of Work ARTINFO

January 10 2016

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Personal Effects: Catherine Opie Interview Magazine

December 29 2015

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Women in Art: Catherine Opie Elle Magazine

November 30 2015

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Catherine Opie creates monumental work for Los Angeles courthouse The Art Newspaper

November 24 2015

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Catherine Opie: The provocateur who photographed Elizabeth Taylor's home CNN

November 2 2015

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Eager for a Fresh Take, Galleries Mine an Unfamiliar Side to Famous Artists New York Times

October 28 2015

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10 Things to See at Frieze London TIME

October 14 2015

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Liz, At Large W Magazine

October 13 2015

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Inside Elizabeth Taylor's Home at 700 Nimes Road Vogue

October 12 2015

High-camp: a pair of Catherine Opie solo shows at Lehmann Maupin, NY

Wallpaper Magazine


By Nick Compton

 

New York gallery Lehmann Maupin is going big with its solo debut for photographer Catherine Opie, giving over its Chelsea and Lower East Side galleries to two separate Opie shows.
Opie built her reputation shooting lesbian, gay and transgender subjects with a kind of compassionate classicism – as well as stunning abstract American landscapes – in the 1990s. And, in that sense, 'Portraits and Landscapes', an exhibition of new works at the Chelsea site, is classic Opie.

 

The exhibition includes portraits of fashion designers Kate and Laura Mulleavy of Rodarte, the artist Kara Walker, film director John Waters, fashion editor Cecilia Dean and New Yorker theatre critic and occasional curator Hilton Als. All are shot in the classical fashion, against a black background and with chiaroscuro lighting. It’s classic icon-making for an alternative set of icons. Around these are her landscapes, blurred or otherwise abstracted and unrecognisable as any particular place or time.

 

The Lower East Side show, '700 Nimes Road', is a more singular project – 50 photographs of the interiors and favourite objects of the late Elizabeth Taylor. Opie spent six months shooting inside Taylor’s LA home in 2010, while the Hollywood legend was ill but still very much alive. Though Taylor doesn’t appear in any of the images, it is as an intimate portrait of another icon who combined a fierce intelligence with high camp.

 

And Opie is having a bit of a moment in LA too. A selection of the '700 Nimes Road' images is being shown at MOCA's Pacific Design Center in West Hollywood, while another exhibition of portraits opens at LA’s Hammer Museum on 30 January. A site-specific installation at the Los Angeles Federal Courthouse opens in June this year.