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Julian Opie: Ruth With Cigarette 4 - Signed Print

Ruth With Cigarette 4
Signed Print

Julian Opie

£3,000-£5,000 Guide

AUD5,000-AUD8,000 Guide

CAD4,000-CAD7,000 Guide

CNY25,000-CNY40,000 Guide

3,000-6,000 Guide

HKD25,000-HKD45,000 Guide

¥470,000-¥780,000 Guide

$3,000-$5,000 Guide

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

Digital Print, 2005
Signed Print Edition of 50
H 88cm x W 66cm

Joe Syer

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Critical Review

The sitter in the portrait is anonymised through Opie’s use of a blank, circle floating above her shoulders to reference her face. Featureless, this portrait appears more like a sign than an individual to be recognised, however Opie retains a sense of character and personality through his careful rendering of her pose and clothing. Ruth appears disinterested yet alluring in the way she casually holds her cigarette and wears nothing but a bright red frilly bra and blue bracelet.

Opie places many of his works within art historical narratives by engaging with the traditional genre of portraiture through his use of pose and composition and with the fact that this is a commissioned portrait staged to show the sitter in a certain light. At the same time, Opie turns the art historical context on its head by using a photograph which is then digitally edited to produce a simplified pictogram that is unequivocally modern.

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