Ribbons and Roses, By Catherine Opie

In 2011 ETAF Ambassador and prominent photographer, Catherine Opie got the enviable opportunity to peek into Ms. Taylor’s closets and other private spaces while immortalizing them in images that will be published in a new book, 700 Nimes Road, coming out fall 2015. This image, Ribbons and Roses, was taken of Ms. Taylor’s considerable collection of AIDS ribbons. The photograph was generously donated by Opie and auctioned off at an intimate event held by the Elton John AIDS Foundation in London that paid tribute to Elizabeth Taylor.  The image raised over $200,000 which is going to support an ambitious project in Kisumu, Kenya— a joint effort supported by EJAF and ETAF to reach the 10,000 untreated adolescents (ages 10–19) living with HIV in the region by the end of 2017.  For more information about Opie’s upcoming book 700 Nimes Road, please visit: http://elizabethtaylor.com/the-woman/legend-catherine-opie/