Julian Opie - New Now: Modern & Contemporary Art London Friday, April 19, 2024 | Phillips
  • Provenance

    Patrick de Brock Gallery, Knokke-Heist
    Private Collection (acquired from the above in 2005)
    Christie's, London, 19 September 2019, lot 123
    Acquired at the above sale by the present owner


In my frustration at missing my flight and assuming that it was a pretty simple hotel I had asked for the best room. They had given me the suite at the very top of the hotel. At first I swore under my breath struggling up the stairs with all my bags but the rooms were great, like a separate little beach house on the roof of the hotel. There were windows all around the living room overlooking the darkening sea. The walls were hung with photographs of Stavanger as it used to be at the turn of the century, each one with an explanation of what had changed since then. I settled down with my book on the wrap around sixties sofa.

signed 'Julian Opie' on the overlap
dye on nylon on wooden stretcher
103 x 174 cm (40 1/2 x 68 1/2 in.)
Executed in 2004.

£10,000 - 15,000 

Sold for £19,050

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New Now: Modern & Contemporary Art

London Auction 19 April 2024