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Self-Portrait/Cutting, 1993

Catherine Opie

Los Angeles County Museum of Art, The Audrey and Sydney Irmas Collection (AC1997.24.1)

Dye coupler print, 40 x 30 in.

Los Angeles–based artist Catherine Opie made this unflinching self-portrait as part of a series documenting the gay and lesbian S and M community. A crude image of two girls holding hands in front of a house, scratched into Opie’s back, represents the wish for a spouse of her choice and the “traditional” desires of home and family. By using a certain solemnity and formality borrowed from historical studio portraiture, Opie upends the norms of identity and sexuality.

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