This is a black-and-white photograph of a person in glasses staring at the flame of a match held close to their face.
Still from “The Modernist”


Signed and numbered on label, verso

Archival pigment print (Edition of 70)

8 x 10 inches


Catherine Opie’s film “The Modernist” presents a dystopic view of Los Angeles, a city that has figured prominently in the artist’s work over many years. The film was produced in conversation with Chris Marker’s experimental 1962 photo-roman, “La Jetée,” which utilizes still photography to tell a story of longing, time travel, and the terror of nuclear apocalypse.

Work by Catherine Opie