$16,000-$24,000 Value Indicator
$14,500-$21,000 Value Indicator
¥80,000-¥110,000 Value Indicator
€10,000-€14,500 Value Indicator
$80,000-$120,000 Value Indicator
¥1,570,000-¥2,320,000 Value Indicator
$10,500-$16,000 Value Indicator
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Format: Signed Print
Size: H 38cm x W 78cm
Edition size: 30
Julian Opie's Bijou Gets Undressed 7 (signed) from 2004 is estimated to be worth between £8,500 to £12,500. This screenprint has had a total of 4 sales at auction to date. The hammer price has varied, with a low of £7,874 in January 2020 and a high of £18,850 in September 2022. The average return to the seller has been £10,242, despite an average annual growth rate of -6%. The artwork first appeared at auction on 5th December 2015. The edition size of this artwork is limited to just 30, making it a unique addition to any collection.
|Auction Date||Auction House||Artwork|
Return to Seller
|January 2023||Phillips London - United Kingdom||Bijou Gets Undressed 7 - Signed Print|
|September 2022||Phillips London - United Kingdom||Bijou Gets Undressed 7 - Signed Print|
|January 2020||Phillips London - United Kingdom||Bijou Gets Undressed 7 - Signed Print|
|December 2015||Koller Zurich - Switzerland||Bijou Gets Undressed 7 - Signed Print|
Bijou Gets Undressed 7 is a print from Julian Opie’s Bijou Gets Undressedseries from 2004. The print is a sequence of images showing a slim woman wearing no top, showing her bare breasts and taking off a short skirt to reveal her underwear. Bijou’s shoes are invisible, consisting of thin straps around her ankles, alluding to fetishistic ideas surrounding heels being the phallic extension of the legs.
Opie creates a sexually charged image, using the ‘ideal’ woman’s body as we know it from advertising and mass culture and reducing it to a set of signs. Bijou Gets Undressed 7 amalgamates abstraction with realistic moments, showing the figure’s head as a blank circle hovering over her shoulders whilst maintaining sex appeal. By anonymising the woman in the print, aside from providing the viewer with a first name, Opie aims at depicting the stereotypical portrait of a woman.
Bijou Gets Undressed 7 uses choreography, gestures and typical iconography of strip shows and catwalks to produce a predetermined ‘type’ that is instantly recognisable to the viewer. Opie plays into the erotic fantasies of the assumed male spectator through his sign-like visual language to unpack the repeated utilisation of the female body in media and the dominance of the male gaze.