Julian Opie - 20th Century & Contemporary Art Day Sale London Thursday, October 13, 2022 | Phillips
  • Provenance

    Alan Cristea, London
    Acquired from the above by the present owner


The tunnels become longer and when the road emerged, it would cling to the mountainside almost vertically above the water. Each tunnel had a series of signs which told you increasingly how many kilometres you had come and decreasingly how many were left to go. I suppose this would help you to decide which way to walk out if you broke down, it was also encouraging. I entered a tunnel that counted down from seven kilometres. The usual , slightly grim, excitement of being in a long tunnel turned to impatience but on leaving it I found myself on a narrow ledge in a queue of cars waiting to board a serious looking ferry. The road stopped dead so there was no choice but to pay the tough looking man who sold the tickets and board the ferry.

signed and dated 'Julian Opie 2004' on the overlap
dye and electric clock on nylon on wooden stretcher
179.5 x 301.6 cm (70 5/8 x 118 3/4 in.)
Executed in 2004.

£20,000 - 30,000 

Sold for £25,200

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20th Century & Contemporary Art Day Sale

London Auction 13 October 2022