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Julian Opie: Luc And Ludivine Get Married. (pair 14) - Signed Print

Luc And Ludivine Get Married. (pair 14)
Signed Print

Julian Opie

£2,000-£3,000 Guide

This estimate blends recent public auction records with our own private sale data and network demand.

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

Critical Review

Luc And Ludivine Get Married (pair 14) is reminiscent of Victorian silhouette portraiture in its presentation in elliptical frames and use of simplified black shapes against a white backdrop. Indeed, Opie has been interested in engaging with the traditions of art history throughout his entire career, notably in his works A Pile of Old Masters (1983) and Eat Dirt, Art History (1983). With this print, Opie presents a twenty-first century version of a classic art historical genre through his use of computer technology, simplified form, visual language inspired by graphic design.

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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