FIONA AND RICHARD

© Julian Opie, Courtesy Alan Cristea Gallery

FIONA AND RICHARD 1996

Julian Opie (1958 – )

Details

Dimension
20.5 X 3.5 CM EACH
Media
PAINTED STEEL AND WOOD, WITH BOX
Accession number
P7335

Summary

Opie has made a series of drawings of friends and acquaintances on the computer which have been output as paintings, sculptures, wallpaper, film and concrete casts.

”People are quite self conscious when I photograph them, which is embarrassing in the photo but helps to give life and presence to a painting. When I’m drawing I feel like everyone’s face is fabulous. I don’t know if this is also true of bodies. I try to make a universal symbol for each individual I draw.”

The people depicted here are the artists Fiona Banner and Richard Patterson.

Multiplication, The British Council 2001