Julian Opie (b. 1958)
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Julian Opie (b. 1958)

Woman taking off summer dress in two stages I

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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
Provenance
Lisson Gallery, London.
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Lot Essay

"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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