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Untitled, from "O" portfolio and more art by Catherine Opie

Untitled, from "O" portfolio, 1999
20 x 20 cm (h x w)
photogravure on paper
not for sale
[Des Moines Art Center Permanent Collections; Gift of the Des Moines Art Center Print Club in memory of Louise Noun, 2003.235.1]

(Gift Print, 2003)

Catherine Opie’s photographs range from bold visions of highways to intimate looks at lesbian family life to shocking images of body-piercing practices of lesbian subculture.

The O portfolio’ title derives from “O” as in “Opie.” The portfolio is Opie’s response to Robert Mapplethorpe’s X portfolio of black-and-white photographs of homosexual males. Also black-and-white, Opie’s photogravures are restrained. In contrast to both Mapplethorpe’s and her own work, she isolates acts of piercing, flagellation, or bondage as small, ambiguous details that leave much to the viewer’s imagination.



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other works by Catherine Opie

Untitled, from "O" p..., 1999
20 x 20 cm (h x w)
photogravure on paper

Untitled, from "O" p..., 1999
20 x 20 cm (h x w)
photogravure on paper

Untitled, from "O" p..., 1999
20 x 20 cm (h x w)
photogravure on paper

Untitled, from "O" p..., 1999
20 x 20 cm (h x w)
photogravure on paper

Untitled, from "O" p..., 1999
20 x 20 cm (h x w)
photogravure on paper

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