700 Nimes Road

Elizabeth Taylor’s shoe closet, a photograph from 700 Nimes Road, by Catherine Opie. Courtesy of Regen Projects, Los Angeles/Lehmann Maupin, New York and Hong Kong.

Before she passed away, in 2011, the actress Elizabeth Taylor granted the artist Catherine Opie, with whom she shared an accountant, access to photograph her Bel Air, Los Angeles, home and all the diamonds, designer clothes, stuffed animals, and celebrity memorabilia that filled it. Opie spent six months shooting some 3,000 images, the best of which are collected in 700 Nimes Road (Prestel), a visual biography of the legend told through her belongings.