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Catherine Opie

Match fire #2 (The Modernist)

Estimate:

26,000

to
- 30,000 USD

Catherine Opie

Catherine Opie

Match fire #2 (The Modernist)

Match fire #2 (The Modernist)

Estimate:

26,000

to
- 30,000 USD

Catherine Opie 

b. 1961 

Match fire #2 (The Modernist)


Pigment print 

40 x 26 ⅝ inches

Framed: 41 x 27 ⅞ x 2 inches

Edition of 5, 2 AP 

Executed in 2016.



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Courtesy the artist and Regen Projects, Los Angeles

For more than thirty years, Catherine Opie has captured the diverse landscapes and communities that compose contemporary American life and culture. Match fire #2 (The Modernist) is among a series of photographs accompanying The Modernist (2016), Opie’s first feature film. Inspired by Chris Marker’s film La Jetée (1962), the film uses still photography to tell the story of a struggling artist whose frustrations eventually erupt into acts of arson, setting fires to L.A.’s mid-century modernist buildings.