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Sara, Walking, Sparkly Top & Jeans 2003

Julian Opie (born 1958, London, England, UK)

Julian Opie is an established artist with an international reputation. His work is known to a wide audience through his portraits of the rock band Blur. Opie's influences range from billboard signs to cartoons. His schematic figure drawings reduce individual people to generic types. This body of work employs a variety of media and technologies. Continuing to explore the figure, he has used computer technology and multiple drawings to create this hypnotic, constantly moving image locked into a plasma screen display. The figure of Sara, a professional model, is simplified to a pictogram and presented as a looped animation which represents her walking, endlessly and forever walking.

Acquisition Details

Acquired from Lisson Gallery, London, 2004
Purchased with funds from the National Collecting Scheme for Scotland which was originated and operated 2003-2006 by the Contemporary Art Society and supported by the National Lottery through the Scottish Arts Council.
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