Private Sales- Julian Opie - Melbourne Statuettes, Plastic bag - 2018
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, leatherbound books and glass bottles of ink.
We live in a mental construct like a computer game; we navigate through what we 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 desk the statuettes stand and turn the surface into their surface – the desk becomes a pavement.
Medium: Patinated black bronze on Crema Grey stone base
Size: 53 x 20.2 x 12 cm
Edition of 25 + 4 AP
Signed and numbered
Price: $ 8,500
This limited edition Julian Opie sculpture is available at New Art Editions
Condition: Mint condition. No condition issues.
Provenance: Acquired directly from the publisher by the present owner.
Location of the work: USA
Buyers premium: 0%
Buyer is responsible for the delivery of the work.
Duration of the sale: August 29th - September 12th, 2019.
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