Brigitte Lacombe, Maya Angelou, New York, NY, 1987. © Brigitte Lacombe
Brigitte Lacombe, Maya Angelou, New York, NY, 1987. © Brigitte Lacombe 

Face to Face - Portraits of Artists by Tacita Dean, Brigitte Lacombe and Catherine Opie

27/01/2023 - 01/05/2023

International Center of Photography 
 
 
 


 
Organized by renowned writer and curator Helen Molesworth, Face to Face: Portraits of Artists by Tacita Dean, Brigitte Lacombe and Catherine Opie presents portraits of luminaries in the arts by three of the most prominent portraitists of our time.
Creating an atmosphere of conversations held just beyond the frame of the images, this exhibition features more than 50 photographs by Brigitte Lacombe and Catherine Opie, and two films by Tacita Dean, with bracing, intimate, and resonant portraits of compelling cultural figures including Maya Angelou, Richard Avedon, Louise Bourgeois, Joan Didion, David Hockney, Miranda July, Rick Owens, Martin Scorsese, Patti Smith, Mickalene Thomas, Kara Walker, and John Waters, among others. The exhibition presents some of the often-overlapping subjects immortalized by Dean, Lacombe, and Opie and investigates the charged genre of portraiture, one that often carries a sense of intimacy and exposure simultaneously.