NZ Library #4: Catherine Opie: Yosemite, Special Limited Edition (with Type-C Print) (NZ Library - Set Four) [SIGNED]
Publisher: Paso Robles, California: Nazraeli Press, 2019
Edition: 1st Edition
Condition: New / No dust jacket as issued
Item #: 113508
SPECIAL EDITION SUBSCRIBER DISCOUNT: Customers who purchase the complete Set 4 of six titles (item #113500) qualify for a $150 discount off the price of this special limited edition (with print) from Set 4 (the special limited edition also includes a copy of the slipcased book). Otherwise, special edition price is net to all; promotional discounts do not apply.
First edition, first printing. Special limited edition of 25 copies, with a signed and numbered Type-C print, which is housed together with the book in a custom clamshell box. Hardcover. 15 x 12 inches.
ABOUT THE BOOK: First edition, first printing. Limited edition of 350 copies. Each of the six volumes is numbered on the colophon page and signed by the artist on a label tipped-in to the back cover. Each volume in the set shares the following characteristics: Hardcover. Silk cloth-covered boards; with photographically illustrated dust jacket and silk cloth-covered slipcase. 36 pp., with 24 four-color plates. 15 x 12 inches.
New in publisher's packaging.
From the publisher: "Catherine Opie’s portrait of Yosemite National Park is meditative and personal, focusing on individual elements – a waterfall, a tree or the expansive sky above – rather than on the majestic impression of the place for which it is known. Indeed, when she does step back and present a wider view of the vista she is facing, she pulls it out of focus, allowing for a moment of reflection before moving on to the next photograph.
While the artist first became well in the art world for her closeup, often confrontational photographs of human subjects, Opie allows the human presence to “empty out” in her landscape photographs. As she explains in a 2001 interview with Art Journal, “The emptiness is about loss. It’s about nostalgia . . . trying to capture, document people and places before they disappear.” In the context of nature, the emptiness conveys a longing for a time when these landscapes were untouched by mankind.
One of the most influential and widely published contemporary artists of her generation, Catherine Opie has exhibited her work at the Whitney Biennial and the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York, the Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles, the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago, and the Museum of Modern Art in Oxford. The recipient of a Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship, Opie is currently a tenured professor at UCLA."