Contemporary Print Market Report
Julian Opie: Banker - Signed Print

Banker
Signed Print

Julian Opie

£8,000-£10,000 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

The print can be seen alongside a variety of other digital prints, all of which depict faceless figures captured in motion, walking presumably to or from work. The titles of the prints reveal the professions of the people captured in the prints. The jobs vary from an architect to a mechanic, a nurse to an academic. The way in which Opie renders these figures without faces highlights how they could be anyone which reflects Opie’s interest in depicting the ordinary in his artworks.

Banker captures the essence of Opie’s distinct visual style which is characterised by his use of thick outlines filled with blocks of colour. Opie’s artistic language resonates with the comic book imagery of Roy Lichtenstein as well as the use of outlines by Patrick Caulfield.

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