$15,000-$24,000 Value Indicator
$13,500-$21,000 Value Indicator
¥70,000-¥110,000 Value Indicator
€9,500-€14,500 Value Indicator
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¥1,480,000-¥2,320,000 Value Indicator
$10,000-$16,000 Value Indicator
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Format: Signed Print
Size: H 57cm x W 136cm
Edition size: 40
Julian Opie's This Is Shahnoza 3 (signed), a screenprint from 2006, is estimated to be worth £8,000 to £12,500. It has been sold at auction six times since its initial sale in 2015. Over the last five years, the hammer price has ranged from £5,040 in September 2021 to £10,000 in June 2023, showing an average annual growth rate of 3%. In the last 12 months, the artwork has sold once for a total sales volume of £10,000. The edition size of this artwork is limited to 40.
|Auction Date||Auction House||Artwork|
Return to Seller
|June 2023||Phillips London - United Kingdom||This Is Shahnoza 3 - Signed Print|
|September 2021||Sotheby's Online - United Kingdom||This Is Shahnoza 3 - Signed Print|
|May 2017||Swann Auction Galleries - United States||This Is Shahnoza 3 - Signed Print|
Showing a pole dancing figure in a sequence of static poses, This is Shahnoza 3 is a print from Julian Opie’s This is Shahnoza series from 2006. The figure is rendered in Opie’s trademark visual language, with thick, bold outlines and a blank circular head, thus she is an anonymised archetype of male desire.
As with many of Opie’s figures, the model in this print is anonymised by her featureless face and is thus reduced to a ‘type’, rather than being someone to be recognised. At the same time, Opie depicts the figure as always facing the viewer, and so by self-consciously subjecting herself to being looked at she maintains her sovereignty over the desiring gaze and disrupts the expectations of the viewer.
This is Shahnoza 3 is theatrical in its use of movement and motion. Wearing a black dress, the woman is depicted in a series of dynamic and alluring poses typical of choreography seen in strip clubs and popular culture. Opie unsettles the viewer’s assumptions of what constitutes high art by presenting an image that is more likely to be found in a ‘gentleman’s club’ than in an art gallery setting.