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Julian Opie: Luc And Ludivine Get Married. (pair 12) - Signed Print

Luc And Ludivine Get Married. (pair 12)
Signed Print

Julian Opie

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Digital Print, 2007
Signed Print Edition of 10
H 40cm x W 45cm

Critical Review

This series indicative of the way in which Opie liked to investigate both visual and verbal labels in his work, creating an extremely simplified visual language that appears like a series of signs. Luc And Ludivine Get Married, along with many other portrait prints in the artist’s oeuvre, is titled with the sitters’ names and their relationship, emphasising the way that Opie sought to use as little information as possible to create a distinctly recognisable portrait. Opie’s portraits like this reveal the dehumanising effects of extreme digital simplification due to the sitters’ blank expressions.

The works in Opie’s Luc And Ludivine Get Married series show each figure in one of four poses, rendering them in different combinations of the poses thus making each composition unique across the series. This series is indicative of Opie’s desire to work with one idea across a number of different compositions, producing many versions of the same subject.

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