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Bill Owens
Bill Owens: Suburbia Portfolio (15 photographs)

1971

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Bill Owens Portfolio A selection of fifteen photographs from the series, Suburbia Edition of 15 Each photograph is signed and numbered in pencil with artist stamp in black ink on print verso. Series: Suburbia Photographs printed 2010 The photographs included: 1. Richie, 1971 2. Sunday Afternoon, 1971 3. We Like to Play War, 1971 4. My dad thinks it's a good idea, 1971 5. Tupperware Party, 1971 6. Christina's room, 1971 7. Empty room with 2 chairs, 1971 8. I bought the lawn, 1971 9. Regan on T.V., 1971 10. People throw away a lot of good things, 1971 11. 4th of July block party, 1971 12. Wrong attitude toward sex, 1971 13. Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, 1971 14. Our house is built with the living room in the back, 1971 15. We are really happy, 1971 Bill Owens was born and raised in California. After volunteering in the Peace Corps he picked up photography and began his journey as a documentarian. While living in Livermore, California in the late 60’s, he worked as a photographer for the local newspaper. He became increasingly interested in the suburban areas that became heavily populated after WWII. Owens started photographing middle-class America and would eventually publish a best selling book, Suburbia in 1972. Suburbia is considered one of the most important photography books to date. He went on to publish three more books, Our Kind of People, Working, and Leisure, focusing on the suburbanites of America. Owens was the recipient of the Guggenheim fellowship, which he received in 1976. Between working commercially and on personal photographic projects, he opened a brewery in California in 1983 and became so enamored with craft beer that he founded the American Distilling Institute and the American Brewer Magazine. The photographs of Bill Owens are highly sought after and can be found in private and public collections as the Getty Museum, Modern Museum of Art, Metropolitan Museum of Art, National Museum of American Art, Bibliotheque Nationale in Paris, and the Smithsonian Museum of American Art.
  • Creator:
    Bill Owens (1938, American)
  • Creation Year:
    1971
  • Dimensions:
    Height: 8 in (20.32 cm)Width: 10 in (25.4 cm)Depth: 0.1 in (2.54 mm)
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  • Gallery Location:
    Dallas, TX
  • Reference Number:
    Seller: 100591stDibs: LU2158547502
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