"...I seem to deal with working in chunks - I file them as "projects" - it might be a way of drawing or a particular model or a new source of reference. Each project takes a while to get on top of but then seems to expand out into many possibilities. Many are best suited to single large objects but some ideas are best suited by multiple objects. Making just one postage stamp or flip book would seem silly. Museums and galleries are recent inventions and are great places to show art, but CD covers are also good, as are mantelpieces and books and invite cards and banners and city streets. It has been a frustration to see so much effort go into some of these projects, particularly exhibition catalogues and then find that they rapidly become unavailable except for a few in cardboard boxes in the basement. Online shopping suggested this new possibility of showing and making available some of the projects. " (Julian Opie)
Julianopieshop.com is a groundbreaking website conceived by the artist to be an outlet for the ever increasing number of items he makes alongside his artworks. All of the objects for sale, from postcards and badges through to wall vinyls, reflect his ambition to break down the barriers between what is deemed to be 'fine art' and 'everyday'. As an artist whose influences range from 18th Century portraiture to commercial trade catalogues, it is not only the imagery that is important to him, but also the way things are presented and packaged. Each piece on this site is carefully designed with the same sense of perfectionism that he applies to his artworks. However, the pieces for sale here embody the ethos that the work should be available to everyone, everywhere.
Julian Opie is one of the most important, influential and popular artists currently working in Britain. His work is held in most major museum collections including The Tate Gallery, London, and MoMA, New York, and he has completed major public commissions in cities all over the world.
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