Private Sales - Bridget Riley - Sonnet - 2016 SOLD
With an unprecedented drive for clarity, and with great precision and discipline, Bridget Riley has crafted a sensational body of work over more than fifty years. The British artist is known for her huge colourful canvases and optical effects, which have drawn a wide-ranging public to abstract art. Though she makes work on a flat surface, the play of lines makes the surface bend, buckle, undulate, or twist. Riley manages to play off colour against form – the two traditional ingredients of painting – in strictly orchestrated movements that often completely envelop the viewer. This has made her one of the most revered artists of her generation. Gemeentemuseum Den Haag, which has close ties with the ‘grande dame of British painting’, staged a special retrospective in the summer of 2016 focusing on ‘the curve’, a pictorial motif that has constantly recurred throughout her career.
Coinciding her exhibition, Bridget Riley commissioned a permanent installation "Dance", a stained glass window. The daylight behind the window lends it an extra dimension. The carefull arrangement of black cleft triangles is highlited by the luminescent white of the sunlit glass behind, encouraging an espacially striking optical free-play exploiting the strenghts of the medium of the ‘light’.
Riley also released 'Sonnet' a limited edition print, of which the 1st portion of proceeds of sales benefited the Museum and so the production and installation of the window.
Medium: Screen print
Paper size: 69 × 56 cm
Image size: 48 × 37 cm
Edition of 150
Signed and numbered (the red line in the image is not part of the actual print)
Price: € 4.500 SOLD
This limited edition Bridget Riley print is available at New Art Editions
Condition: Mint. No condition issues
Provenance: Published by Gemeente Museum Den Haag. Acquired from the publisher by the present owner.
Location of the work: Germany
Buyers premium: 0%
Buyer is responsible for the delivery of the work.
Duration of the sale: 7 August 15:00 CET - 21 August 15:00 CET, 2017
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