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    Sale 7706

    Post-War & Contemporary Art Day Sale

    12 February 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 123

    Julian Opie (b. 1958)

    Woman taking off summer dress in two stages I

    Price Realised  


    Julian Opie (b. 1958)
    Woman taking off summer dress in two stages I
    signed 'Julian Opie' (on the overlap)
    vinyl on wooden stretcher
    94 1/8 x 70 1/8in. (239 x 178cm.)
    Painted in 2003

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    "Whilst drawing, I saw how each image went through a series of transformations. So I worked up a sequence of simple line portraits and I layered the drawings to animate the image, pushing it through various changes. It was just a portrait of someone's head but I turned it into an inventory of styles; so it would first be sharp-edged and spiky, like a Futurist portrait, and then it went soft and classical, and then it would become broken up and Cubist. It was as if a series of lenses had been put over someone's face and these lenses were art-historical styles" (J. Opie quoted in an interview with M. Horlock Julian Opie, Tate Gallery, London 2004).

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    Lisson Gallery, London.

    Saleroom Notice

    Please note the title should be 'Woman taking off summer dress in two stages I'.