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Catherine Opie

'Nick'

Estimate:

10,000 to - 15,000 USD

Catherine Opie

Catherine Opie

'Nick'

'Nick'

Estimate:

10,000 to - 15,000 USD

Lot sold:

8,820

USD

Catherine Opie

b. 1961

'Nick'


chromogenic print, flush-mounted, signed, titled, dated, and editioned '3/5' in ink on the reverse, framed, a Gorney Bravin + Lee gallery label on the reverse, 2003, printed in 2004

image: 30 by 23 ¾ in. (76.2 by 60.3 cm.)

frame: 31 by 24 ½ in. (78.7 by 62.2 cm.)

Please note the colors and shades in the online catalogue illustration may vary depending on screen settings. This chromogenic print is in generally excellent condition. The colors remain saturated with no apparent fading. Taped to the reverse of the mount is a papercutting with print process and fabrication information.


The lot is sold in the condition it is in at the time of sale. The condition report is provided to assist you with assessing the condition of the lot and is for guidance only. Any reference to condition in the condition report for the lot does not amount to a full description of condition. The images of the lot form part of the condition report for the lot. Certain images of the lot provided online may not accurately reflect the actual condition of the lot. In particular, the online images may represent colors and shades which are different to the lot's actual color and shades. The condition report for the lot may make reference to particular imperfections of the lot but you should note that the lot may have other faults not expressly referred to in the condition report for the lot or shown in the online images of the lot. The condition report may not refer to all faults, restoration, alteration or adaptation. The condition report is a statement of opinion only. For that reason, the condition report is not an alternative to taking your own professional advice regarding the condition of the lot. NOTWITHSTANDING THIS ONLINE CONDITION REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE/BUSINESS APPLICABLE TO THE RESPECTIVE SALE.

Jennifer Blessing and Nat Trotman, Catherine Opie: American Photographer (New York: Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, 2008), p. 206
Gorney Bravin + Lee, New York, Catherine Opie: Surfers, April 2004
'Before I did the surfer portraits, I did the seascapes, and this may sound odd but I didn’t want them to be too pretty. And people kept telling me that the only people in my images were queer, so I wanted to ground the beauty of the seascape photographs back into the language of documentary. I brought my camera out onto the beach and asked the surfers when they were leaving the water if I could take their picture. I love this photo of Nick, whose chest almost matches the wax on the surfboard and the wild sweep of his hair.' (Catherine Opie quoted in '"I'll Make You Bigger Than Life": A Few of Catherine Opie's Favorite Portraits,' Interview Magazine, 25 June 2021)