Bill Owens
I Enjoy Giving a Tupperware Party in my House, from Suburbia
1971

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Edition of 15
Artist Stamp with print date and numbered.
From series: Suburbia
"I enjoy giving a Tupperware party in my house."

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.

Details

  • Condition
    Excellent
  • Dimensions
    16 in. H x 20 in. W
  • Seller Location
    Dallas, TX
  • Reference Number
    G130824215126
About the Seller

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Located in Dallas, TX

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  • Association of International Photography Art Dealers

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