Lot 37 - Catherine Opie - Just Smile while you try to Breathe
Gouache and Collage on Paper
A6 (10x15cm) original artwork
Bidding starts at £50
Catherine Opie (American, b. 1961) is a contemporary documentary photographer particularly known for her focus on ideological issues as well as formal photographic processes and techniques. Additionally, she mines influence from art history, of which her brightly colored backgrounds recall the works of Hans Holbein, the younger. Opie has gained relative celebrity for her works on the topic of sociopolitical concerns and community, as she has indiscriminately captured diverse groups with affecting power. She currently lives in Los Angeles, where she is a professor of Photography at University of California, Los Angeles.