Catherine Opie: 700 Nimes Road, 2015
Texts by Hilton Als, Tim Mendelson, Catherine Opie and Ingrid Sischy

The renowned photographer Catherine Opie takes on a challenging documentary project—an “indirect portrait” of Elizabeth Taylor through her home and possessions. 


Though glamour and celebrity are not common themes in her work, Opie was inspired by the possibilities this project offered—recalling William Eggleston’s series on Elvis Presley’s Graceland, or her own photographs of Obama’s 2008 inauguration, both of which represent indirect portraits of their subjects. The images in this moving collection were culled from photos Opie took over the course of six months, both on the grounds of and inside Taylor’s home.


Through Opie’s thoughtful curation, Taylor’s home tells a poignant story and reveals the arc of a fascinating life.

Hardcover, 148 pagesPublisher: Prestel, New YorkISBN 978-3-7913-5425-5
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