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Catherine Opie at the Guggenheim

I just went to her exhibition at the Guggenheim yesterday, and was pretty impressed overall with her body of work. There were a couple of series: ice houses, surfers. skyscrapers/architecture, portraits, doors of Beverly Hills homes, media, performer/artist, and life in Los Angeles. I would highly recommend getting the free audio tour gadget, to which helped explain one of my favorite pieces about a girl who stole a pair of red converses. I also liked the photo of mural of Monica Lewinsky too, and the black and white series on architecture. It was fun guessing some of the neighborhoods of the mini-mall series, after all some of those locations don't exist anymore, but used to in my hood (because there is no such thing as preservation in Los Angeles—the demolition of the Ambassador Hotel, a historical landmark where Bobby Kennedy was assassinated {not in Opie's collection]). I love all the photos taken in Los Angeles too because of the story and historical perspective behind most of them.

There is probably something for anybody interested in photography. But if you're going to go, you better hurry. The exhibition closes on January 7th. I'm probably going to see it again with another group of friends this Saturday.

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