LOS ANGELES — If you visited LA this summer, it would have been hard for you to ignore the presence of Robert Mapplethorpe.
Conceptualist John Baldessari is fascinated by the ways in which a small canvas by Belgian surrealist René Magritte questions what we think we know. Photographer Catherine Opie is beguiled by the embrace of a pair of wrestlers in an 1899 canvas by Thomas Eakins. And Mario Ybarra Jr., known for...
Before she shot surfers, Opie's work reveled in bondage and needles.
Times art critic Christopher's Knight's list of spring exhibition highlights, compiled by Grace Krilanovich. NOW OPEN Don't Look Back: The 1990s at MOCA Selections from the permanent collection includes works by Catherine Opie, Cady Noland, Sarah Sze and Paul McCarthy. Geffen Contemporary at MOCA,...
When social documentary photographer Catherine Opie embarked on the project of documenting the home of actress Elizabeth Taylor in November of 2010, no one could have anticipated just how timely her visit was. Midway through the project, Taylor died after a long struggle with congestive heart failure. Show More Summary
Catherine Opie shot over 3,000 images of the late actress's home—and yes, the diamonds are flawless. Cinema siren, humanitarian, close friend of Michael Jackson, and repeat divorcee—Elizabeth Taylor (1932–2011) epitomized what it means to be a true celebrity before the age of TMZ. Show More Summary
Catherine Opie never got to meet Elizabeth Taylor. The actress passed away three months into Opie’s six-month portrait project of Taylor’s Bel-Air home, located at 700 Nimes Road, what Opie ultimately named the book of the work, published...Show More Summary
Catherine Opie: In the Arts & Books section elsewhere in this edition, a caption for two photos that accompanied an article about photographer Catherine Opie implies that a photo of Opie is a self-portrait and that the image is part of a Hammer Museum exhibition. As the photo credit indicates,...
In a collaborative effort to present work by the Los Angeles-based artist Catherine Opie (b. 1961, Sandusky, Ohio), The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, and the Hammer Museum showcase two solo exhibitions simultaneously; Catherine Opie: 700 Nimes Road and Catherine Opie: Portraits. Show More Summary
Catherine Opie is thinking about slowing down these days. Not creatively, by any stretch — the fine-art photographer will have one of the most visible moments of her career this week when two solo exhibitions open just eight days apart at the Museum of Contemporary Art and the Hammer Museum. In...
Lehmann Maupin presents the gallery?s debut solo exhibition for Los Angeles-based photographer Catherine Opie. For the occasion, two concurrent exhibitions are on view at the gallery?s Chelsea and Lower East Side locations, featuring...Show More Summary
And giveaways are BACK! This is a good one for all of you who (a) are into Elizabeth Taylor, (b) like to see the inside of people’s homes, or, best of all, (c) both. You can get a sense of the inside photos in the slideshow above. WHAT’S IT ABOUT? Per Amazon: The renowned photographer Read More...
LOS ANGELES — This week, an exhibition of Chicano art opens, an essayistic documentary from filmmaker Chris Marker screens, a book signing brings together former Interview magazine editor Bob Colacello and photographer Catherine Opie, and more.
“The petition received over 760 signatures, including quite a few from prominent artists and arts professionals, including Martha Rosler, Catherine Opie, and former Dean of the USC School of Fine Arts John S. Gordon. Their comments were included in a letter (reproduced below) that accompanied the petition.”
Today, the students have delivered the 760-plus signatures from the international art community, which includes high-profile names like Anton Vidokle, Catherine Opie, and Martha Rosler, along with a new letter calling for the Dean’s removal, to the USC president, high-ranking staff, and board members.
Catherine Opie knows firsthand about the one step forward, two steps back pattern of legal rulings on same sex marriage in the U.S.
In this excerpt from a newly published interview with Catherine Opie, she discusses the utopian and dystopian, her style of documentary photography, and the idea of America as the great democracy.
Normally, we don't get that excited for television promo art, but then again, most TV shows don't enlist our favorite artists to compose their advertisements. On that note -- thank you, Portlandia, and thank you, Catherine Opie. Yes, Opie photographed the glorious Carrie Brownstein and Fred Armisen in anticipation of Portlandia's fifth season. Show More Summary
Portlandia, more than perhaps any other show, provides a complex (albeit sketch-comedically exaggerated) blueprint of a community — a warm… Read More
A new acquisition for the Walker Art Gallery takes the centre of a stunning collection of work by leading American photographer, Catherine Opie. The Gang: Photographs by Catherine Opie (1990), which runs at the Walker from 4 October to 15 February 2015, is a major part of Liverpool?s Homotopia Festival 2014. Show More Summary