Yass, Catherine

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Yass, Catherine

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born 1963



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English visual artist. She is noted for her films and brightly coloured photographs. Her early works often depict the people and institutions who commissioned, supported, or curated her work. Later she concentrated on interiors, making a series of photos of Smithfields Market in London, and another, Corridor (1994), of a mental hospital. Other series included shots of toilets, steel mills in Wales and Star, a series of pictures of Indian Bollywood stars displayed alongside pictures of empty cinemas. Yass has also worked with video.

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