Yosemite - Print Edition
Yosemite - Print Edition by Catherine Opie. Print edition. Large format hardback in new condition. The print edition comes in a clamshell box. Signed by Catherine Opie. Also, includes a signed and numbered (24/25) archival pigment print. Edition of 25. Size of print - 35cm x 26cm. Actual image size - 30cm x 20cm. No markings. This is a new book. Please see pictures. PayPal accepted, any questions please get in touch.
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. “Like the Romantic painters before her, Opie expresses a desire to return to nature for quiet contemplation. She does not ask for much; she would probably photograph anything ‘so long as they are wild.’ While pointing at the beauty of these sights, she makes a subtle plea for environmental preservation: if society goes on operating in such an unsustainable manner, all of this is what we are poised to lose.” — Art Asia Pacific