Complete catalogue raisonnĂ© of the artist’s editioned works. Foreword by Alan Cristea with introduction and commentary on each project by Julian Opie and essay by Jonathan Watkins, director of Ikon Gallery, Birmingham. 272 pages with colour illustrations and full documentation of 169 limited editions and over 150 unlimited editions.

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.

What I would really like to do is make a painting and then walk into it, says British-born artist, Julian Opie. Opie has developed his images via the computer since the early 90s, yet reality has continued to remain his model. His objects of houses or automobiles–although reduced to their essential features and distinctly scaled down in size–are based on authentic buildings and cars. In this way, Opie transforms individual objects into universal signs. The inspiration for his repertoire of motifs, as well as his depictive style, he gets from life around him: public places, streets, airports, and shops, and also from a trip to Bali. In this publication, an essay by Opie himself gives first-hand insight into his artistic process, while a sequence of full-page illustrations, gives a comprehensive view of the different thematic facets in the artist’s work.

Perhaps more than any artist of his generation, Julian Opie has taken his art beyond the gallery walls and out into the mainstream of cultural life, testing out his ideas in a multitude of different media. This is the first publication to offer a complete and highly illustrated survey of his career and work, and forms part of Tate Publishing’s Modern Artist series.

In this first comprehensive publication on Opie, extensively and lavishly illustrated, five eminent authorities on art examine all aspects of his work, from his early painted sculptures of ordinary objects to his architecture-related constructions.

Continuity/ Transgression’ is the fifth exhibition in the series ‘A Perspective on Contemporary Art’, which has been organized since 1984 with an aim to examine trends in the development of contemporary art. Ten artists are invited to this exhibition, and 4 are from Japan. The others are: Candice Breitz (USA.), Roland Flexner (USA.), Roni Horn (USA), Ilya & Emilia Kabakov (USA), Ron Mueck (Australia) and Julian Opie (UK). Biographies (in Japanese only) and interviews with the artists are provided.

Few living artists can claim to have had the influence of Michael Craig-Martin (born 1941). Celebrated internationally for his own art, he has also helped nurture generations of younger artists, among them Julian Opie, Damien Hirst, Sarah Lucas, Liam Gillick and Gary Hume. Often described as the godfather of the YBAs, he taught by combining personal example and individual guidance, offering students practical advice and insights gained from his own professional highs and lows. Part memoir and part instructional guide, On Being an Artist mixes reminiscence, personal philosophy, self-examination and advice for the budding artist. In a series of short episodes, Craig-Martin reflects with both wit and candor on the many ideas, events and people that have inspired and shaped him throughout his life, from his childhood in postwar America through his time as an art student at Yale in the 1960s and subsequent work as a teacher, to his international success in later years.

Illustrated with approximately 235 color images and packaged with a DVD of selected videos, Animated Paintingbrings together some of the most compelling recent contemporary art to combine traditional conceptions of painting and drawing with the techniques and time-based elements of animation. As the moving image continues to overwhelm our visual field, artists are using the playful possibilities of time and movement to extend the languages of painting and drawing to literally “animate” them without completely releasing the work of art from the visual codes and conventions of the traditional two-dimensional art object. These artists often wrap their doubts and concerns about society into an aesthetically delightful package, claiming animation techniques for contemporary art, either wholly or as part of a hybrid artistic practice. Animated Paintingfeatures 14 international artists, including Sadie Benning, Jeremy Blake, William Kentridge and Julian Opie.

What if an ordinary little coloring book were to be upgraded with a set of 54 energetic line drawings by some of today’s best-known contemporary artists instead of the usual dumbed-down pedagogical renderings? And what if the proceeds from the sale of this high-art coloring book were to go to a worthy charitable organization that seeks to install upbeat, original contemporary artworks in participating hospitals? Well, then you would have Between the Lines, this lively new collection of work by Vito Acconci, Rita Ackermann, John Baldessari, Jeremy Blake, Will Cotton, R. Crumb, Keith Haring, Sol LeWitt, Robert Longo, John Lurie, Robert Mapplethorpe, Jason Middlebrook, Julian Opie, Laura Owens, Alexis Rockman, Kenny Scharf, William Wegman and John Wesley, among others. And what if this same coloring book were to include four vibrant pages of original stickers by Assume Vivid Astro Focus and Ryan McGinness? Well, then you would have a collector’s item. RxArtis a not-for-profit organization that curates contemporary art installations in hospitals and outpatient centers. The organization’s goal is to create more energetic and therapeutic environments for patients, staff and visitors engaged in the act of healing. RxArt donates coloring books to children in participating healthcare facilities; like the installed artworks, the coloring books are meant to give children and their families something new and stimulating to think about under sometimes quite trying circumstances.

The first exhibition to consider a recent history of artists’ representations of other artists, whether peers, colleagues, or idols. Surveying a loose network of artists primarily active in Berlin, London, Los Angeles, and New York, both exhibition and catalog explore a variety of approaches to portraiture, examining how artists have questioned, and reimagined, what exactly constitutes a portrait. Featured Artists Matthew Antezzo, Roy Arden, David Armstrong, AA Bronson, Edgar Bryan, Heather Cantrell, Chuck Close, Anne Collier, Tacita Dean, Sam Durant, Nan Goldin, Felix Gonzalez-Torres, Richard Hamilton, Peter Hujar, Deborah Kass, Mike Kelley, Richard Kern, Bruce La Bruce, Sean Landers, Robert Mapplethorpe, Jonathan Meese, Richard Misrach, Dave Muller, Paul Noble, Julian Opie, Elizabeth Peyton, Sigmar Polke, Richard Prince, David Robbins, Wolfgang Tillmans, James Welling, Neil Winokur

In this age of globally connected information societies–of cell phones, email, home shopping, and the Internet–we retreat deeper and deeper within our own four walls. Yet–and perhaps, consequently–public urban spaces are becoming more and more important, having lost none of their significance as interfaces of human communication. Featured here are more than 30 artists who have developed their own personal visions, utopias, and fantasies of a life in and with the city, realized over 30 years of public projects for the city of Bremen. Included are works by Kim Adams, Louise Bourgeois, Olafur Eliasson, Isa Genzken, Hans Haacke, Ilya and Emilia Kabakov, Atelier van Lieshout, Olaf Nicolai, Julian Opie, Panamarenko, Marjetica Potrc, Tobias Rehberger, Thomas Ruff, Roman Signer, and Winter/Harbelt.