Julian Opie New York Couple 4

Artist: Julian Opie
Medium: Screenprint with inkjet and collage on Canson Conservation Board presented in a sprayed white frame specified by the artist
Title: New York Couple 4
Year: 2019
Edition: 55
Framed Size: 49 1/4 x 35 7/8" x 1 3/4"
Signed: Opie signed a label on the back of the frame (see image)
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Julian Opie is a visual artist of the New British Sculpture movement. 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. Portraits and animated walking figures, rendered with minimal detail in black line drawing, are hallmarks of the artist's style. 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?”