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Julian Opie

Head Scarf / Split Dress / Goatee (Poster), 2019

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Lot 3
33.1 x 23.6 in (84.0 x 60.0 cm)


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Julian Opie employs bold, yet sparse linework and vibrant colors to make his portraits easily legible and instantly recognizable. Captured here, three figures stride across the poster, each notable for their distinct choices in dress and coiffure. Printed in 2019, this poster commemorates the British artist’s exhibition at the Lehmbruck Museum in Duisburg, Germany.

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About Julian Opie

Julian Opie (English, b. 1958) is an internationally renowned artist, best known for his distinctive black-line figures which blend Pop Art and Minimalism. Opie first emerged onto the art scene in the 1980s when he produced a series of painted metal sculptures. Since then, he has drawn upon classical portraiture, Japanese woodblock prints, public signage, and computer-generated graphics to create clean visual images of modern life and explore the idea of representation. His contemporary portraits and animated walking figures, outlined in bold black lines and placed on backgrounds of solid color, have been exhibited worldwide. His works are also included within the collections of the Tate, the British Museum, MoMA, The Israel Museum, and the Takamatsu City Museum in Japan, among others.