Julian Opie is probably most famous for the portraits he did for the Blur Best Of album, but if you want to take a look at some of his recent work why not visit his latest exhibition at the Lisson Gallery which opens today.
We like to keep an eye on upcoming auctions and spotted this Robyn Denny canvas Flower Show I at the next Sotheby's Modern & Post-War British Art which takes place on 10 May 2012. As fans of his work, while we can't afford to bid maybe you can.
As well as spotting the Anthony Burrill print we also took the chance to view the upcoming lots of the Sotheby's Contemporary Art Day Auction that is due to take place on 16 October, and were pleased to see this St Stephen's Day piece by George Shaw in the sale.
It comes from his Scenes from the Passion series from 2003, and was acquired from the Wilkinson Gallery by the current owner. It is signed, titled and dated 2003 on the reverse, and is in his trade mark enamel paint on board. Sized at 43 x 53 cm it is estimated at £5,000 - £7,000. It's a bit dear for us, but if we could we would bid on this one.
If the Bridget Riley screenprint we featured below is a bit out of your price range but you still hanker after a piece of Op Art for your wall why not take a look at Kate Allen's work. This piece Circus Chic has the same optical dazzle but at a fraction of the cost.
Allen's work uses layers of coloured spots to produce a movement of colour that plays with the viewer's eye as they are drawn across the intersecting patterns.
Circus Chic is an acrylic on canvas painting and is sized at 36 x 36 cm and is signed by the artist. This original piece is available for only £360.43 from Eyestorm which sounds like a bargain to me!