Julian Opie Ruth Smoking 2 2006
Julian Opie Ruth Smoking 2 2006

Julian Opie Ruth Smoking 2

Artist: Julian Opie

Title: Ruth Smoking 2

Portfolio: 2006 26 Portraits

Medium: Screenprint

Date: 2006

Edition: 250

Frame Size: 21 1/4" x 16 1/2"

Sheet Size: 15" x 9 3/4"

Signature: Unsigned

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Julian Opie is a visual artist of the New British Sculpture movement. Opie emerged as an influential figure in the British art scene of the 1980s producing a series of painted metal sculptures that humorously combined loosely painted imagery with steel shapes. Portraits and animated walking figures, rendered with minimal detail in black line drawing, are hallmarks of the artist's style. His themes have been described as "engagement with art history, use of new technology, obsession with the human body" and "work with one idea across different media". When asked to describe his approach, Opie said "I often feel that trying to make something realistic is the one criterion I can feel fairly sure of. Another one I sometimes use is, would I like to have it in my room? And I occasionally use the idea, if God allowed you to show Him one [portrait] to judge you by, would this really be it?"

Julian Opie, Ruth Smoking 2, 2006 26 Portraits Portfolio, 2006, Unsigned, Screenprint, Edition 250, 21 1/4" x 16 1/2" Framed Size, 15" x 9 3/4" Sheet Size

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