Lives and works in New York City
George Washington University, Washington, D.C.
American College, Paris, France
Corcoran College of Art, Washington, D.C.
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Kate Simon is internationally known for her intimate portraits of many of the leading musicians, artists, and writers of our time. Beginning her professional career in London in the 1970s, she became an insider in the rising punk scene during the 1970s, and photographed the members of The Clash and their first album cover. Since returning to the US and New York City in 1978, she has created a portfolio of iconic images of Bob Marley, Patti Smith, Robert Mapplethorpe, William S. Burroughs, Michael Jackson, Debbie Harry, Madonna, and Louise Bourgeois. Shepard Fairey has recently collaborated with Kate Simon on three screenprint and stenciled images based on her photographs of Joe Strummer and Paul Simonon of The Clash. Image/Fame/Memory is Kate Simon's first exhibition with Irvine Contemporary, and presents many of her photographs exhibited for the first time.