Julian Opie - 20th Century & Contemporary Art & Design Day Sale in Association with Poly Auction Hong Kong Sunday, June 6, 2021 | Phillips
  • “The process of reading things as simulations but knowing at the same time that they are real is quite central to my work”  Julian Opie

    Julian Opie is a contemporary British artist known for his stylised treatment of figures, portraits, and landscapes. Portraits and animated walking figures, rendered with minimal detail in black line drawing and solid areas of flat colour, are hallmarks of the artist's style, blending Pop Art and Minimalism with a distinctly contemporary sensibility. His work explores the links between art history and new technology, displaying an obsession with the human body across different and inventive forms of media.


    Born in 1958 in London, Opie studied under the artist Michael-Craig Martin at Goldsmiths in London during the early 1980s. His earliest works consisted of painted steel sculptures exploring the relationship between visual and spatial observation. The artist’s works form part of the collections of The Museum of Modern Art in New York, the National Portrait Gallery in London, the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam, amongst others. Opie currently lives and works in his home city of London.


    Walking in Hong Kong, 2016 

    • Provenance

      Lisson Gallery, London
      Acquired from the above by the present owner


Robbie Walking 1

signed 'Julian Opie' on a label affixed to the reverse
continuous computer animation, computer and 55” LCD wall mounted screen
128 x 75 x 7.3 cm. (50 3/8 x 29 1/2 x 2 7/8 in.)
Executed in 2012, this work is number 1 from an edition of 4.

Full Cataloguing

HK$150,000 - 250,000 

Sold for HK$529,200

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Danielle So
Associate Specialist, Head of Day Sale

20th Century & Contemporary Art & Design Day Sale in Association with Poly Auction

Hong Kong Auction 7 June 2021