Contemporary Print Market Report
Julian Opie: Nurse - Signed Print

Signed Print

Julian Opie

£3,000-£5,000 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 figure in Nurse captures the essence of Opie’s unique visual style which is characterised by his use of simple figures and forms drawn using thick outlines which are then filled with blocks of flat colour. Opie’s style was heavily influenced by Minimalism and Pop Art, as well as the comic book imagery of Roy Lichtenstein and the bold outlines of Patrick Caulfield.

Nurse can be seen alongside a range of other prints in Opie’s Walking In London collection. Each print in this collection shows a figure, depicted from side-on, captured in motion, walking across the composition. None of the figures have faces which reinforces how these are ordinary people going about their daily lives. Indeed, the subjects depicted in Walking In London could be anyone which reflects Opie’s fascination with depicting everyday reality.

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