Catherine Opie: 700 Nimes Road

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Catherine Opie: 700 Nimes Road presents new and recent work by Los Angeles-based artist Catherine Opie, an essential figure in contemporary photography. Taken over the course of six months at the Bel-Air, California, residence of the late actress Elizabeth Taylor, the exhibition’s photographs are drawn from two series: Closets and Jewels, and 700 Nimes Road. Inspired by William Eggleston’s images of Elvis Presley’s Memphis estate, Graceland, Opie creates a portrait of Taylor from her personal space and mementos.

The artist photographs rooms, closets, shoes, clothing, and jewelry that depict an indirect, yet deeply intimate, portrait of a life defined by wealth and fame. In Opie’s words, the project is not about the relationship to celebrity but about “the relationship to what is human.”

Catherine Opie: 700 Nimes Road is organized by The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles.

NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale
1 E Las Olas Blvd
FL 33301 Fort Lauderdale
United states
9545255500
http://nsuartmuseum.org/exhibition/catherine-opie-700-n...

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Catherine Opie: 700 Nimes Road NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale Main address: NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale 1 E Las Olas Blvd FL 33301 Fort Lauderdale, United states NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale 1 E Las Olas Blvd FL 33301 Fort Lauderdale, United states Catherine Opie: 700 Nimes Road presents new and recent work by Los Angeles-based artist Catherine Opie, an essential figure in contemporary photography. Taken over the course of six months at the Bel-Air, California, residence of the late actress Elizabeth Taylor, the exhibition’s photographs are drawn from two series: Closets and Jewels, and 700 Nimes Road. Inspired by William Eggleston’s images of Elvis Presley’s Memphis estate, Graceland, Opie creates a portrait of Taylor from her personal space and mementos.

The artist photographs rooms, closets, shoes, clothing, and jewelry that depict an indirect, yet deeply intimate, portrait of a life defined by wealth and fame. In Opie’s words, the project is not about the relationship to celebrity but about “the relationship to what is human.”

Catherine Opie: 700 Nimes Road is organized by The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles.
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