Contemporary Print Market Report
Julian Opie: Shahnoza Dancing Naked - Signed Print

Shahnoza Dancing Naked
Signed Print

Julian Opie

£15,000-£20,000 Guide

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

Digital Print, 2008
Signed Print Edition of 45
H 100cm x W 47cm

Critical Review

Shahnoza Dancing Naked presents the viewer with a response to iconography found in the cultural mainstream, showing an anonymous image of the stereotypically ‘sexy’ woman. Opie’s figures are therefore in line with his landscapes and still lives that form a self-conscious representation of his idea that art feeds on art. Of this, Opie has said that his picture making “is a self-conscious circular type of activity… I make art looking at other art, looking at other things in the world that look like art, making things that look like art, making things that look like things that look like art.”

Notably, the subject of this print has been used multiple times by Opie over the course of a few years. In order to create the images of Shahnoza, Opie worked with the professional pole dancer for two days. Taking over 1,000 photographs on each day Opie used two video cameras simultaneously to capture her movements in real time.

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