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MUESEUM EXHIBITION

MOCA Pacific Design Center
Catherine Opie: 700 Nimes Road

January 23 – May 8, 2016

MUESEUM EXHIBITION

MOCA Pacific Design Center
Catherine Opie: 700 Nimes Road

January 23 – May 8, 2016

Catherine Opie: 700 Nimes Road presents new and recent work by Los Angeles–based artist Catherine Opie, an essential figure in contemporary photography. Taken over the course of six months at the Bel-Air, California, residence of the late actress Elizabeth Taylor, the exhibition’s photographs are drawn from two series: Closets and Jewels, and 700 Nimes Road. Inspired by William Eggleston’s images of Elvis Presley’s Memphis estate, Graceland, Opie creates a portrait of Taylor from her personal space and mementos. The artist photographs rooms, closets, shoes, clothing, and jewelry that depict an indirect, yet deeply intimate, portrait of a life defined by wealth and fame. In the artist’s words, the project is not about the relationship to celebrity but about “the relationship to what is human.”​

 

Major support is provided by J.P. Morgan Private Bank.

 

Generous support for MOCA Pacific Design Center is provided by Charles S. Cohen.

 

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