Chicago | Los Angeles | Miami | New York | San Francisco | Santa Fe
Amsterdam | Berlin | Brussels | London | Paris | São Paulo | Toronto | China | India | Worldwide
 
London

National Portrait Gallery

Exhibition Detail
Sir James Dyson by Julian Opie: New Commission
St Martin's Place
London WC2H 0HE
United Kingdom


August 6th, 2011 - January 2nd, 2012
Opening: 
August 6th, 2011 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
 
James Dyson (\'James, Inventor\')  , Julian OpieJulian Opie,
James Dyson ('James, Inventor') ,
2011
© Courtesy of the Artist and National Portrait Gallery
> QUICK FACTS
WEBSITE:  
http://www.npg.org.uk
NEIGHBORHOOD:  
westminster
EMAIL:  
emacnair@npg.org.uk
PHONE:  
+44 020 7321 6620
OPEN HOURS:  
Open daily 10am - 6pm; Late night opening Thursday and Friday until 9pm
TAGS:  
portrait
> DESCRIPTION

The focus of this display is a recently completed portrait of the inventor and engineer Sir James Dyson by the artist Julian Opie, commissioned by the Gallery.  Dyson is the inventor of innovative products including the bagless vacuum cleaner, and the James Dyson Foundation encourages young people to pursue a career in engineering.  This portrait, titled ‘James, Inventor’ is shown alongside other works by Opie, one of Britain’s leading artists, from the Gallery’s collection, including his iconic four-part portrait of the members of the band ‘Blur’, and his digital self-portrait, where he appears to blink and breathe.

Room 40


Copyright © 2006-2013 by ArtSlant, Inc. All images and content remain the © of their rightful owners.