Video: Catherine Opie on photographing leading British artists

Published 8 September 2023

Catherine Opie discusses her portraits of David Hockney, Anish Kapoor, Gillian Wearing, Isaac Julien and Lynette Yiadom-Boakye, featured in our free display in the Collection Gallery.

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    “To honour these artists is really important to me.”

    In the last five years, Catherine Opie’s work has focused on artists that are her friends.

    Drawing on the theatricality of 17th-century Baroque painting, Opie uses high-contrast lighting to render her subjects in dramatic detail.

    • Installation view, 'Catherine Opie: Portraits and Landscapes', Thomas Dane Gallery, London, 3 October– 18 November 2017

      Visit 'Catherine Opie: Portraits of Artists'

      See portraits of five contemporary British artists by photographer Catherine Opie, in this free display.

      Take a trip to our Collection Gallery and have a look.