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Sara Gets Undressed (red)

Sara Gets Undressed (red)
Signed Print

Julian Opie

Lenticular, 2004
Signed Print Edition of 25
H 195cm x W 82cm

Critical Review

Opie has produced many images of this particular model in varying poses that convey movement and emotion through the static image. Sara Gets Undressed (Red) adds another layer of movement and allure through the use of lenticular technology that works to remove her clothing. Indeed, set against a vivid, red backdrop, this print has a theatrical sensibility that is hard to resist.

As a computer-generated image, rendered in such a way that the figure appears more like a sign than an individual, Opie produces a depersonalised portrait of the stereotypical ‘ideal’ woman. By presenting the figure without any facial features and a floating blank circle as a head, Opie forces the viewer to consider why they find this image so alluring and what constitutes attractiveness.