30 Minutes After Inauguration, 2009
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Catherine Opie’s photographs include series of portraits and American urban landscapes, ranging in format from large-scale color works to smaller black-and-white prints. Moving from the territory of the body to the framework of the city, Opie’s various photographic series are linked together by a conceptual framework of cultural portraiture. Catherine Opie’s Inauguration series continues her exploration of documentary photography and examines the historic significance of the inauguration of President Barack Obama. These photographs capture this moment in American history and reveal not only its glory but also the aftermath which is not revealed in the media.
Print Image Size: 16 x 20 inches
Edition: 25 and 5 artist’s proofs
Signed and numbered by the artist
Catherine Opie was born in 1961. She received her BFA from the San Francisco Art Institute in 1985, and an MFA from CalArts in 1998. In 2000, Opie was appointed Professor of Fine Art at Yale University, and in 2001 she accepted the position of Professor of Photography at UCLA. Catherine Opie has exhibited extensively both nationally and internationally. In 2008, a mid-career survey of her work, Catherine Opie: American Photographer, was on view at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York. She lives and works in Los Angeles.