Contemporary Print Market Report
Julian Opie: Bijou Gets Undressed 8 - Signed Print

Bijou Gets Undressed 8
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, 2004
Signed Print Edition of 30
H 53cm x W 97cm

Critical Review

Interested in creating a syntax of signs that convey information or personalities in a quick and intense manner, Opie draws inspiration from public signs like those found on lavatory doors to depict the figure. As with many of the artist’s work throughout his oeuvre, Bijou Gets Undressed 8 shows the figure with a blank circle as a head, and she is defined only by a clear-cut outline of clothing.

Ambiguous and alluring, Bijou is anonymised, aside from the first name provided by the print’s title, due to her featureless face and simplified form. Maintaining sex appeal, the anonymity of the figure allows for a multitude of interpretations from the viewer to emerge, prompting one to think about how we relate to this image and resemble one another.

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