Bill Owens 2003
I wanted Christina to learn some responsibility for cleaning her room, but it didn’t work

Limited Reflex Edition from 2003
Shot in 1970 by Bill Owens for the Suburbia series
Edition of  40
Signed on the reverse
Image size: 21,5 x 14,5 cm
Paper size: 25 x 25 cm.
The text ‘I wanted Christina to learn some responsibility for cleaning her room, but it didn’t work’ is written on the paper below the image. Contact us for more images!

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Bill Owens was born in San Josè, California in 1938. In 1964, after the graduation in “Industrial Arts”, he has been travelling for two years between India and Jamaica. Here he becomes keen on anthropological and social photography. From 1967 he starts collaborating with various newspapers of the “Bay Area”. On the success wave obtained with Suburbia, Owens publishes in 1975 Our Kind of People dedicated to the different social organizations: political, religious, sports, scholastic groups and their rituals. In the 1977, the photos collection Working (I do it for money), a social and ironic picture, but at the same time crude about the people who works “from 9 to five”. In 1976, obtains the prestigious Guggenheim Fellowship and , afterwards, two scholarship of the National Endowment for the arts. From 1996 till today Bill Owens’ work was shown at the San Francisco Museum of modern Art , the San Josè Museum of Art, the Saloon of Photo in Paris, the Centre Photographic de l’Ile de France and at the Robert Koch Gallery on San Francisco, Greg Kucera in Seattle. Bill Owens is currently represented by James Cohan Gallery, New York, NY.

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