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JULIAN OPIE (b. 1958)

 
"View of the Mountains from the Nihon Alps Salada Road" from 2007 is a stylized video work reminiscent of 19th-century Japanese woodblock prints.  Roadways, highways, and country roads have long been a favored subject for Opie; here, this interest is brought to life with a fresh and crisp 21st-century aesthetic. 
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<br>Opie is a master at setting up environments in his art; the idea of place and setting are crucial to his message. Opie discusses his work as an evolution, a circle of sorts. Each piece leaves an impact on all future works, even if it is in a small way. A 2020 solo exhibition of Opie's work at the Berardo Museum in Lisbon, Portugal, featured several video pieces comparable to the present work. "View of the Mountains from the Nihon Alps Salada Road" from 2007 is a stylized video work reminiscent of 19th-century Japanese woodblock prints.  Roadways, highways, and country roads have long been a favored subject for Opie; here, this interest is brought to life with a fresh and crisp 21st-century aesthetic. 
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<br>Opie is a master at setting up environments in his art; the idea of place and setting are crucial to his message. Opie discusses his work as an evolution, a circle of sorts. Each piece leaves an impact on all future works, even if it is in a small way. A 2020 solo exhibition of Opie's work at the Berardo Museum in Lisbon, Portugal, featured several video pieces comparable to the present work. "View of the Mountains from the Nihon Alps Salada Road" from 2007 is a stylized video work reminiscent of 19th-century Japanese woodblock prints.  Roadways, highways, and country roads have long been a favored subject for Opie; here, this interest is brought to life with a fresh and crisp 21st-century aesthetic. 
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<br>Opie is a master at setting up environments in his art; the idea of place and setting are crucial to his message. Opie discusses his work as an evolution, a circle of sorts. Each piece leaves an impact on all future works, even if it is in a small way. A 2020 solo exhibition of Opie's work at the Berardo Museum in Lisbon, Portugal, featured several video pieces comparable to the present work. "View of the Mountains from the Nihon Alps Salada Road" from 2007 is a stylized video work reminiscent of 19th-century Japanese woodblock prints.  Roadways, highways, and country roads have long been a favored subject for Opie; here, this interest is brought to life with a fresh and crisp 21st-century aesthetic. 
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<br>Opie is a master at setting up environments in his art; the idea of place and setting are crucial to his message. Opie discusses his work as an evolution, a circle of sorts. Each piece leaves an impact on all future works, even if it is in a small way. A 2020 solo exhibition of Opie's work at the Berardo Museum in Lisbon, Portugal, featured several video pieces comparable to the present work. "View of the Mountains from the Nihon Alps Salada Road" from 2007 is a stylized video work reminiscent of 19th-century Japanese woodblock prints.  Roadways, highways, and country roads have long been a favored subject for Opie; here, this interest is brought to life with a fresh and crisp 21st-century aesthetic. 
<br>
<br>Opie is a master at setting up environments in his art; the idea of place and setting are crucial to his message. Opie discusses his work as an evolution, a circle of sorts. Each piece leaves an impact on all future works, even if it is in a small way. A 2020 solo exhibition of Opie's work at the Berardo Museum in Lisbon, Portugal, featured several video pieces comparable to the present work. "View of the Mountains from the Nihon Alps Salada Road" from 2007 is a stylized video work reminiscent of 19th-century Japanese woodblock prints.  Roadways, highways, and country roads have long been a favored subject for Opie; here, this interest is brought to life with a fresh and crisp 21st-century aesthetic. 
<br>
<br>Opie is a master at setting up environments in his art; the idea of place and setting are crucial to his message. Opie discusses his work as an evolution, a circle of sorts. Each piece leaves an impact on all future works, even if it is in a small way. A 2020 solo exhibition of Opie's work at the Berardo Museum in Lisbon, Portugal, featured several video pieces comparable to the present work. "View of the Mountains from the Nihon Alps Salada Road" from 2007 is a stylized video work reminiscent of 19th-century Japanese woodblock prints.  Roadways, highways, and country roads have long been a favored subject for Opie; here, this interest is brought to life with a fresh and crisp 21st-century aesthetic. 
<br>
<br>Opie is a master at setting up environments in his art; the idea of place and setting are crucial to his message. Opie discusses his work as an evolution, a circle of sorts. Each piece leaves an impact on all future works, even if it is in a small way. A 2020 solo exhibition of Opie's work at the Berardo Museum in Lisbon, Portugal, featured several video pieces comparable to the present work. "View of the Mountains from the Nihon Alps Salada Road" from 2007 is a stylized video work reminiscent of 19th-century Japanese woodblock prints.  Roadways, highways, and country roads have long been a favored subject for Opie; here, this interest is brought to life with a fresh and crisp 21st-century aesthetic. 
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<br>Opie is a master at setting up environments in his art; the idea of place and setting are crucial to his message. Opie discusses his work as an evolution, a circle of sorts. Each piece leaves an impact on all future works, even if it is in a small way. A 2020 solo exhibition of Opie's work at the Berardo Museum in Lisbon, Portugal, featured several video pieces comparable to the present work. "View of the Mountains from the Nihon Alps Salada Road" from 2007 is a stylized video work reminiscent of 19th-century Japanese woodblock prints.  Roadways, highways, and country roads have long been a favored subject for Opie; here, this interest is brought to life with a fresh and crisp 21st-century aesthetic. 
<br>
<br>Opie is a master at setting up environments in his art; the idea of place and setting are crucial to his message. Opie discusses his work as an evolution, a circle of sorts. Each piece leaves an impact on all future works, even if it is in a small way. A 2020 solo exhibition of Opie's work at the Berardo Museum in Lisbon, Portugal, featured several video pieces comparable to the present work. "View of the Mountains from the Nihon Alps Salada Road" from 2007 is a stylized video work reminiscent of 19th-century Japanese woodblock prints.  Roadways, highways, and country roads have long been a favored subject for Opie; here, this interest is brought to life with a fresh and crisp 21st-century aesthetic. 
<br>
<br>Opie is a master at setting up environments in his art; the idea of place and setting are crucial to his message. Opie discusses his work as an evolution, a circle of sorts. Each piece leaves an impact on all future works, even if it is in a small way. A 2020 solo exhibition of Opie's work at the Berardo Museum in Lisbon, Portugal, featured several video pieces comparable to the present work.
View of the Mountains from the Nihon Alps Salada Road200744 1/2 x 26 1/8 x 3 1/2 in. each/installed 44 1/2 x 52 1/4 x 3 1/2 in.(113.03 x 132.72 x 8.89 cm) computer film, two LCD screen, and PC
Provenance
Private Collection, California
 
 

150,000

"View of the Mountains from the Nihon Alps Salada Road" from 2007 is a stylized video work reminiscent of 19th-century Japanese woodblock prints. Roadways, highways, and country roads have long been a favored subject for Opie; here, this interest is brought to life with a fresh and crisp 21st-century aesthetic.

Opie is a master at setting up environments in his art; the idea of place and setting are crucial to his message. Opie discusses his work as an evolution, a circle of sorts. Each piece leaves an impact on all future works, even if it is in a small way. A 2020 solo exhibition of Opie's work at the Berardo Museum in Lisbon, Portugal, featured several video pieces comparable to the present work.
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