Contemporary Print Market Report
Julian Opie: Rod Walking - Signed Print

Rod Walking
Signed Print

Julian Opie

£15,000 Guide

This estimate blends recent public auction records with our own private sale data and network demand.

Digital Print, 2010
Signed Print Edition of 35

Critical Review

The elements and distinguishing characteristics of Opie’s subject have been reduced down to their most essential. Additionally, the use of thick black lines sketching the figure’s contours is a device Opie repeatedly adopts throughout his oeuvre, making a work of his easily identifiable. The man’s head has been reduced to a circle of one solid colour, another repeated stylistic device throughout Opie’s artistic career. Despite omitting the man’s features, which might help to identify who the subject is, the man’s individuality remains in his clothing and gait, which Opie decidedly does not omit.

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