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Julian Opie Elena and Cressie get ready for the party 5

Julian Opie Elena and Cressie get ready for the party 5 is an original screenprint from a series of six screenprints on 4mm perspex with inkjet background sheets, presented in aluminum frames specified by the artist. This print is signed and numbered from the edition of 30.

Opie emerged as an influential figure in the British art scene of the 1980s, producing a series of painted metal sculptures that humorously combined loosely painted imagery with steel shapes. His themes have been described as “engagement with art history, use of new technology, obsession with the human body” and “work with one idea across different media”.
When asked to describe his approach, Opie said “I often feel that trying to make something realistic is the one criterion I can feel fairly sure of. Another one I sometimes use is, would I like to have it in my room? And I occasionally use the idea, if God allowed you to show Him one [portrait] to judge you by, would this really be it?”

Title

Elena and Cressie get ready for the party 5

Medium

Screenprint

Year

2011

Edition

30

Signature

Signed, numbered

Size 31 x 24.5 (in)
79 x 62 (cm)
Price Price on Request
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Julian Opie Elena and Cressie get ready for the party 5 is an original screenprint from a series of six screenprints on 4mm perspex with inkjet background sheets, presented in aluminum frames specified by the artist. This print is signed and numbered from the edition of 30.

Opie emerged as an influential figure in the British art scene of the 1980s, producing a series of painted metal sculptures that humorously combined loosely painted imagery with steel shapes. His themes have been described as “engagement with art history, use of new technology, obsession with the human body” and “work with one idea across different media”.
When asked to describe his approach, Opie said “I often feel that trying to make something realistic is the one criterion I can feel fairly sure of. Another one I sometimes use is, would I like to have it in my room? And I occasionally use the idea, if God allowed you to show Him one [portrait] to judge you by, would this really be it?”

Julian Opie is a contemporary British artist known for his distinctive depictions of figures, portraits, and landscapes. Julian Opie Elena and Cressie get ready for the party 5 is a good example. The stylized treatment Opie gives his subjects—whereby features are created by thick black outlines and filled in with solid areas of flat color—is a blend of Pop Art and Minimalism with a wholly contemporary sensibility. “The process of reading things as simulations but knowing at the same time that they are real is quite central to my work,” Opie has observed of his own art. Born in 1958 in London, United Kingdom, Opie studied with Michael-Craig Martin at Goldsmiths in London during the early 1980s. His earliest works consisted of painted steel sculptures exploring the relationship between visual and spatial observation. Over time, the artist has expanded his practice to include painting, installation, and cover art for albums. The artist’s works are part of the collections of The Museum of Modern Art in New York, the National Portrait Gallery in London, the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam, and others. Opie currently lives and works in his hometown of London, United Kingdom.
Julian Opie Elena and Cressie get ready for the party 5
Julian Opie Elena and Cressie get ready for the party 5

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Title

Elena and Cressie get ready for the party 5

Medium

Screenprint

Year

2011

Edition

30

Signature

Signed, numbered

Size 31 x 24.5 (in)
79 x 62 (cm)
Price Price on Request