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PUBLISHER
Hatje Cantz

BOOK FORMAT
Paperback, 9.5 x 13.75 in. / 220 pgs / 120 color

PUBLISHING STATUS
Pub Date
Out of print

DISTRIBUTION
D.A.P. Exclusive
Catalog: SPRING 2003

PRODUCT DETAILS
ISBN 9783775713016 TRADE
List Price: $45.00 CDN $55.00

AVAILABILITY
Not available

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HATJE CANTZ

Julian Opie: Portraits 1997-2002

Artwork by Julian Opie. Text by Daniel Kurjakovic.

Composed of his characteristically simplified lines and shapes, Julian Opie's portraits are rendered through computer technology. Beginning with a photograph scanned into a computer, the artist uses software to edit the images and hone in on their graphic essentials. The fascinating results become icons that serve to identify the individuals with the least information possible. Whereas most of Opie's portraits feature unknowns, people drawn from his personal life, some commissioned works feature public figures like Kate Moss or Michael Schumacher. But, by identifying them in the titles only by their first names, Opie zaps these celebrities of their fame and mythic status, simplifying them down to the familiar, human shape of their faces. Portraits comes complete with a "create your own cover image" binding and a selection of miniature stickers of portraits that can be tipped onto the front cover. Published in conjunction with Codax Publisher.
Julian Opie: Portraits 1997-2002

STATUS: Out of print | 5/23/2006

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