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Catherine Opie @ The Royal Academy

17 June 2023 - 3 December 2023

Portraits and Landscapes, spotlights five newly acquired works by the internationally renowned photographer Catherine Opie, this free display in the Collections Gallery features portraits of leading British artists: Royal Academicians David Hockney, Anish Kapoor, Gillian Wearing and Isaac Julien, and Royal Academy Schools graduate Lynette Yiadom-Boakye.

Drawing on the theatricality of 17th-century Baroque painting, Opie uses high-contrast lighting to render her subjects in dramatic detail. Placing even the smallest details in acute focus, she invites us to explore these powerful and introspective works with what she describes as an ‘extended gaze’.



17 June 2023
3 December 2023
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Royal Academy of Arts