Julian Opie (British, born 1958) Handbag, from 'Melbourne Statuettes Series'  Patinated black bronze on crema, grey light stone base, 2018, signed in black ink on a label affixed to the underside, one of four artist's proofs aside from the numbered edition of 25, overall size 510 x 190 x 120mm (20 1/8 x 7 1/2 x 4 3/4in)

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Lot 278AR
Julian Opie
(British, born 1958)
Handbag, from 'Melbourne Statuettes Series'

Sold for £ 9,437 (US$ 12,914) inc. premium
PLEASE NOTE THIS LOT IS SOLD IN AID OF THE EVE APPEAL CHARITY, UK.
Julian Opie (British, born 1958)
Handbag, from 'Melbourne Statuettes Series'
Patinated black bronze on crema, grey light stone base, 2018, signed in black ink on a label affixed to the underside, one of four artist's proofs aside from the numbered edition of 25, overall size 510 x 190 x 120mm (20 1/8 x 7 1/2 x 4 3/4in)

Footnotes

  • "My grandfather had a walnut and leather desk in his office and certain heavy expensive items sat on this at my eye level. Bakelite lamps and stone pen holders, leather-bound books and glass bottles of ink. We live in a mental construct like a computer game; we navigate through what we see and sense making thousands of computations and judgments to stay safe and function. I draw the people waiting to cross a busy road checking their phones and shifting their balance and bags and turn them into models, stand-ins that can be placed and played with. A person casts a shadow that is a flat drawing of themselves that can be seen, copied and rebuilt. A photograph is a cast light shadow and so is a drawing but it includes the artist, the drawer as part of that process. Anyway there on the surface of the desk the statuettes can stand and turn the surface into their surface, the desk becomes a pavement."


    Julian Opie
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Julian Opie (British, born 1958) Handbag, from 'Melbourne Statuettes Series'  Patinated black bronze on crema, grey light stone base, 2018, signed in black ink on a label affixed to the underside, one of four artist's proofs aside from the numbered edition of 25, overall size 510 x 190 x 120mm (20 1/8 x 7 1/2 x 4 3/4in)
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