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November 02, 2009

MAO Art Buy of the Month.. by Catherine Opie only $650 !!

OK.. this one if going to sellout very quickly. So act now.. or it will be gone.

This is a photograph by a MAO favorite artist... Catherine Opie.

You probably saw Catherine Opie's huge blockbuster solo show at the Guggenheim Museum last year, or bought her amazing photobook.. Catherine Opie American Photographer.

Anyway.. Catherine Opie is possibly one of the most important American photographers of her generation, MAO frequently thinks of her as the Walker Evans of the 21st Century. No matter if you love her work or not.. every viewer MAO knows will certainly have something to say once you've seen Catherine Opie's photographs. Which is always one of the marks of an important artist. Only time will tell.

For MAO, Catherine has truly been the voice and eyes of the new generation in contemporary art photography. Her work is always loaded with powerful social and political punches.  Which is exactly what makes this particular photo super striking. 

Actually, MAO was a bit shocked our friends at Aperture didn't tell us about this in new limited edition in advance, but MAO was luckily enough to be tipped off today by a very kind devoted blog reader.Thank You.. Thank You.. THANK YOU!!

This is an amazing deal, at only $650, and this image will go up in price very quickly as the edition sells out.

FYI.. Catherine Opie prints sell for huge amounts of money! MAO thinks the last ones we saw at an art fair were starting at $9,000 for similar size images. Plus this is a great powerful and political image by Catherine Opie. An image... so very "Of our Time!" We loved it, and can't wait to see if Catherine has done more work like this.   Buy it here...NOW! You won't regret it.

Catherine_opie_30_miutes "30 Minutes after the Inauguration"

Catherine Opie ( b. 1961)

edition size: 25 and 5 artist’s proofs
image size:
paper size: 16 x 20 in.

$650 - ..oops.. Now Just $750 

Price to increase thereafter

FYI..We confirmed with Aperture Officials.. This Photo is signed and editioned by Catherine Opie


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 Opie's 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.

Aperture is pleased to make this very special limited-edition photograph by acclaimed contemporary artist Catherine Opie available to our collecting audience.

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, entitled, "Catherine Opie: American Photographer," was on view at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York. Recent solo exhibitions have been organized by the Aldrich Museum in Ridgefield, CT, the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago, the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis, The Saint Louis Art Museum, the Photographers’ Gallery in London, and The Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles. Opie has also exhibited at Regen Projects in Los Angeles, the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York, SITE Santa Fe, the Centre d'Art Contemporain in Geneva, Switzerland and the Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg in Germany. The artist lives and works in Los Angeles, California.