Sep 21, 2021 - Sale 2579

Sale 2579 - Lot 294

Price Realized: $ 8,125
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 8,000 - $ 12,000

JULIAN OPIE (1958 - )

Off the shelf I.
Oil painted steel. 770x810x254 mm; 30 3/8x32x10 inches. 1985.

Provenance: Lisson Gallery, London.

During mid-1980s, Opie was a recent graduate of Goldsmiths College and had already had his first one-person show at Lisson Gallery, London. He was identified as part of the New British Sculpture Movement and was making loosely painted steel sculptures that drew from his observation of everyday objects, rendering them with humor and wit in a cartoonish style. As he developed as an artist, his work grew more simplified, larger and stylized, expanding his ouevre to include paintings and works that incorporate technology and digital imagery.