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Opie, Catherine (Photographer); Allison, Dorothy; Blessing, Jennifer & Trotman, Nat (Contributors) . CATHERINE OPIE: AMERICAN PHOTOGRAPHER. New York City, NY: Guggenheim Museum New York, 2008. Hardcover. First Edition/First Printing. 288 pages. Fine/Fine.

Retrospective exhibition monograph. One of the most important art photography books of our time. The Guggenheim Museum true First Edition. Precedes and should not be confused with the regular trade edition. The First Edition is now very scarce. A brilliant production by Catherine Opie and The Guggenheim Museum: Oversize-volume format. Pictorial hard boards with titles on cover and spine, as issued. Photographs by Catherine Opie. Essays by various contributors. Exhibition History and Bibliography appended at the end. Printed on thick coated stock paper in Germany to the highest standards. In matching pictorial DJ with titles on the cover and spine, as issued. Published on the occasion of the exhibition of the same name held at the Guggenheim Museum New York from September 28, 2008 through January 7, 2009. Presents the best (and most scrupulous) assessment of Catherine Opie's oeuvre in one volume. "Gathers all of the artist's key projects. Opie is best-known for her subtle but potent portraits of people from the queer communities of Los Angeles and San Francisco. In this definitive volume, each of Opie's series, among them 'Portraits', 'Freeways', 'Domestic', 'Icehouses', and 'In and Around Home', is reproduced in color plates alongside works that were not displayed in the exhibition, allowing for the most complete overview of this important Los Angeles artist's work. Features a lead Essay by Jennifer Blessing, which surveys Opie's artistic career and its historical contexts; a series of Interviews by Russell Ferguson, and a personal reflection by internationally-renowned novelist Dorothy Allison, whose work explores many concerns similar to Opie's" (Publisher's blurb). An absolute "must-have" title for Catherine Opie collectors. This copy is very prominently and beautifully signed in black ink-pen on the title page by Catherine Opie. It is signed directly on the page itself, not on a tipped-in page or bookplate. This title is a contemporary art photography classic. This is one of very few signed copies of the Guggenheim Museum true First Edition still available online and is in especially fine condition: Clean, crisp, and bright, a pristine beauty. Beware: Most copies available online have serious flaws. A rare signed copy thus. 237 plates. One of the finest living American artist/photographers. A fine collectible copy. . ISBN 0892073756. $150.00

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