“This work by Julian Opie is a moving video. It was designed to show up at night: gold walking figures, echoing the people moving past it on the street. It really mimics the action that is happening on the sidewalk in front of it.
“I was hired to research this public art project and make a proposal for it together with Phil Lind. We were both very enthusiastic about Opie and his work. I first saw Opie’s video work at the Lisson Gallery. Then I followed his art for years. That’s what I do: I study an artist over a period of time, and figure out of he is going to be good; can he execute public work? He was an artist that could.”