Sunset #6, 2011 - Catherine Opie

About the Work

About Sunset #6

Opie has said of herself: "I'm a multidimensional person—I don't have a singular identity." This declaration seems especially true when considering this photograph, which is markedly different from her sensational portraiture. Part of the series Twelve Miles ...

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Opie has said of herself: "I'm a multidimensional person—I don't have a singular identity." This declaration seems especially true when considering this photograph, which is markedly different from her sensational portraiture. Part of the series Twelve Miles to the Horizon, which was shot over a period of 10 days, Sunset #6 illuminates Opie's range.

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About the Artist

About Catherine Opie

Opie rose to prominence as a photographer at the height of the culture wars between traditional and conservative values in the 1990s. Her portraits of ...

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Opie rose to prominence as a photographer at the height of the culture wars between traditional and conservative values in the 1990s. Her portraits of all types of people—figures clad in leather, tattoos, and piercings, as well as surfers, high school football players, and members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgendered world—examine the way that American archetypes project their identities via self expression. Interested in how architecture shapes personas, Opie is also known for her crisp, ethereal landscapes of sprawling glaciers and suburban freeways.

Most notable of all are Opie's self-portraits, in which she lays her vulnerability out in the open, depicting herself frequently in raw moments—while breastfeeding her daughter or bare-chested and bleeding from self inflicted wounds. The subject of a mid-career survey at the Guggenheim Museum in New York in 2008, Opie continues to offer a radically honest view of American identity with her iconic imagery.

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Sunset #6, 2011

Catherine Opie

Photograph

Offered in partnership with:

The Institute of Contemporary Art Boston

Description

Pigment print of color photograph on acid-free paper.

Authentication

Signed by the artist on verso and includes a Certificate of Authenticity.

Dimensions

This work contains a border as dictated by the artist to allow for framing. The paper size is 11" x 14" and the actual image size is 9" x 13.5".

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This work is final sale and not eligible for return.

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Sunset #6

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