Contemporary Print Market Report
Julian Opie: Academic - Signed Print

Academic
Signed Print

Julian Opie

£10,000-£15,000 Guide

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

Digital Print, 2014
Signed Print Edition of 50

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Critical Review

Academic is part of Opie’s Walking In London collection which shows people from a variety of different professions walking around during the working day. The figures are all drawn without faces, meaning their identifies become reduced to their clothes, the accessories they are wearing and the objects they are holding. Other professions depicted in this collection include a nurse, a banker and an architect.

Walking In London reflects Opie’s interest in everyday reality and his fascination with capturing the mundane and the quotidian in his artworks. Opie chooses to depict ordinary people who are not known by the viewer, as opposed to finding ‘iconic’ subjects who are instantly recognisable, because the artist is more interested in creating artworks inspired by ordinary people.

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