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Bridget Riley Art

British, b. 1931

British painter Bridget Riley’s visually spectacular abstractions seem far removed from natural forms. Riley, however, claims she draws inspiration for her paintings and prints largely from nature, which she defines as a “dynamism of visual forces — an event rather than an appearance.”

Indeed, dynamism characterizes her work, which explores how simple geometric forms can create illusions of movement.

Born in 1931, Riley first came to worldwide attention in 1965, when she was included, alongside such other prominent figures as Victor Vasarely and Frank Stella, in the exhibition “The Responsive Eye” at New York’s Museum of Modern Art. The catalogue cover featured one of her paintings, Current (1964), composed of wavy black and white lines that seem to vibrate as they move from the top to the bottom of the canvas.

Since the 1970s, Riley has been experimenting with color, creating works like Nataraja (1993), made up of columns of brightly hued diagonal stripes that seem to pulse rhythmically. By instilling life, movement and energy into flat, geometric forms, she helped pioneer kinetic art.

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Bridget Riley: A Major Retrospective Lt Ed vintage Exhibition Poster Op Art
By Bridget Riley
Located in New York, NY
Bridget Riley Bridget Riley Works 1959-1978: A Major Retrospective Exhibition, 1978 in collaboration with five international museums Published by the Fine Arts Council UK Offset lit...
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1970s Op Art Bridget Riley Art

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Offset, Lithograph

Print for Chicago 8
By Bridget Riley
Located in Bristol, GB
Colour screenprint on white wove paper Edition of 150 61 x 46 cm (24 x 18.1 in) Signed, numbered and dated on the front. Ink stamped initial “K” on the verso Condition upon request ...
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20th Century Contemporary Bridget Riley Art

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Screen

Untitled, from Conspiracy: The Artist as Witness (Schubert, 15)
By Bridget Riley
Located in New York, NY
Bridget Riley Print for The Chicago 8, from Conspiracy: The Artist as Witness (Schubert, 15), 1971 Silkscreen on 100% handmade rag paper Signed and numbered 110/150 and dated i1971 n graphite on the front also bears the printer's distinctive blind stamp Frame included: Work is elegantly floated and framed in a handmade white wood museum frame with Tru-vue Optium acrylic glazed plexi (the highest quality). Measurements: Framed: 25.75 inches vertical by 19.75 inches horizontal by 2 inches Artwork: 24 inches vertical by 18 inches horizontal This is one of the most celebrated and coveted silkscreens Bridget Riley ever made. Not too many Bridget Riley graphic works from this period are on the market. Original Op Art three color silkscreen on 100% handmade rag paper from the early 1970s -- the most desirable and collectible era -- by internationally renowned British abstract Op artist Bridget Riley, one of the leading artists of her generation - and one of the most bankable living female artists in the world. Hand signed, numbered and dated on the lower recto from the limited edition of 150. Also, the verso lower left features printed copyright stamp of the artist, with date: Copyright © 1971 and Bridget Riley Printer's distinctive blindstamp (Kelpra Studios London)with unique inventory number, verso lower right. Riley burst onto the international art scene in the mid Sixties, after being chosen to participate in the groundbreaking “Responsive Eye” exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art, alongside artists like Richard Anuszkiewicz, Yaacov Agam and Victor Vasarely - announcing the the ‘arrival’ of Op Art to the world. This stunning work was proofed under the supervision of the artist and printed by hand at Kelpra Studio Ltd., London, England. "Print for Chicago 8" was created for the legendary portfolio "CONSPIRACY: the Artist as Witness", to raise money for the legal defense of the Chicago 8 (who later became the Chicago 7) a group of anti-Vietnam War activists indicted by President Nixon's Attorney General John Mitchell for conspiring to riot during the 1968 Democratic National Convention. (1968 was also the year Bobby Kennedy was killed and American casualties in Vietnam exceeded 30,000.) The eight demonstrators included Abbie Hoffman, Jerry Rubin, David Dellinger, Tom Hayden, Rennie Davis, John Froines, Lee Weiner, and Bobby Seale. (The eighth activist, Bobby Seale, was severed from the case and sentenced to four years for contempt after being handcuffed, shackled to a chair and gagged.) Although Abbie Hoffman would later joke that these radicals couldn't even agree on lunch, the jury convicted them of conspiracy, with one juror proclaiming the demonstrators "should have been shot down by the police." All of the convictions were ultimately overturned by the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals. This classic Op Art print - quintessential Riley- is becoming increasingly scarce because so many from this edition are in the permanent collections of major museums and institutions worldwide. Published by: David Godine and the Center for Constitutional Rights Printed by: Chris Prater, Kelpra Studios Ltd., London, England Catalogue Raisonne Reference: Schubert, 15 Bridget Riley Biography Bridget Riley's (b. 1931) abstract compositions yield a singular sense of visual pleasure for the viewer, a notion derived as much from the artist's formative encounters with Old Master and Impressionist painting as from her early experiences with nature. Since 1961, she has focused exclusively on seemingly simple geometric forms, such as lines, circles, curves, and squares, arrayed across a surface—whether a canvas, a wall, or paper—according to an internal logic. The resulting compositions actively engage the viewer, at times triggering sensations of vibration and movement. This sense of dynamism was explored to great effect in the artist's earliest black-and-white paintings, which established the basis of her enduring formal vocabulary. In 1967, Riley introduced color into her work, thus expanding the perceptual and optical possibilities of her compositions. Riley was born in 1931 in London, where she attended Goldsmiths College from 1949 to 1952 and the Royal College of Art from 1952 to 1955. Riley’s first solo exhibitions were held at Gallery One, London, in 1962 and 1963, followed by two exhibitions at Robert Fraser Gallery, London, in 1966 and 1967. She was also at that time included in numerous group exhibitions such as Towards Art?, Royal College of Art London (1962); The New Generation, Whitechapel Gallery, London (1964); and Painting and Sculpture of a Decade 1954–1964, Tate Gallery, London (1964). In 1965, her work was included in the now-seminal group exhibition The Responsive Eye, organized by William Seitz at The Museum of Modern Art, New York. In 1968, she represented Great Britain at the 34th Venice Biennale (along with Philip King), where she was the first living British painter to win the prestigious International Prize for Painting. Her first retrospective, covering the period from 1961 to 1970, opened at the Kunstverein Hannover in 1971 and subsequently traveled to Kunsthalle Bern; Kunsthalle Düsseldorf; Galleria Civica d’Arte Moderna, Turin; and the Hayward Gallery, London. More recent significant solo presentations include those at Dia Center for the Arts, New York (2000-2001); Museum Haus Esters and Kaiser Wilhelm Museum, Krefeld, Germany (2002); Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney (2004-2005); Musée d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris (2008); Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool (traveled to Birmingham Museums and Art Gallery; Norwich Castle Museum and Art Gallery; Southampton City Art Gallery; 2009-2010); The National Gallery, London (2010-2011); Art Institute of Chicago (2014-2015); The Courtauld Gallery, London (2015); De La Warr...
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1970s Op Art Bridget Riley Art

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Screen

Going Across
By Bridget Riley
Located in Bristol, GB
Silkscreen on Somerset Satin paper AP of 10 aside from the main edition of 90 Signed and numbered on the front Condition upon request Framed with acrylic Published by Parkett magazin...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Bridget Riley Art

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Screen

Bridget Riley: Reconnaissance (hand signed and inscribed by Bridget Riley)
By Bridget Riley
Located in New York, NY
Bridget Riley: Reconnaissance (hand signed and inscribed by Bridget Riley), 2001 Hardback monograph with no dust jacket as issued (hand signed and inscri...
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Early 2000s Abstract Geometric Bridget Riley Art

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Paper, Ink, Mixed Media, Lithograph, Offset

Bridget Riley Hand Signed by Bridget Riley Geometric Abstraction British Op Art
By Bridget Riley
Located in New York, NY
Bridget Riley Flashback (Hand Signed), 2009 Offset Lithograph (hand signed by Bridget Riley) 27 × 27 inches Boldly signed in black marker on the front Unframed Signed by Bridget Riley in her inimitable hand on the occasion of this 2009-2010 exhibition at the Southampton City Art Gallery of works from the Arts Council of Great Britain collection. Bridget Riley Biography Bridget Riley's (b. 1931) abstract compositions yield a singular sense of visual pleasure for the viewer, a notion derived as much from the artist's formative encounters with Old Master and Impressionist painting as from her early experiences with nature. Since 1961, she has focused exclusively on seemingly simple geometric forms, such as lines, circles, curves, and squares, arrayed across a surface—whether a canvas, a wall, or paper—according to an internal logic. The resulting compositions actively engage the viewer, at times triggering sensations of vibration and movement. This sense of dynamism was explored to great effect in the artist's earliest black-and-white paintings, which established the basis of her enduring formal vocabulary. In 1967, Riley introduced color into her work, thus expanding the perceptual and optical possibilities of her compositions. Riley was born in 1931 in London, where she attended Goldsmiths College from 1949 to 1952 and the Royal College of Art from 1952 to 1955. Riley’s first solo exhibitions were held at Gallery One, London, in 1962 and 1963, followed by two exhibitions at Robert Fraser Gallery, London, in 1966 and 1967. She was also at that time included in numerous group exhibitions such as Towards Art?, Royal College of Art London (1962); The New Generation, Whitechapel Gallery, London (1964); and Painting and Sculpture of a Decade 1954–1964, Tate Gallery, London (1964). In 1965, her work was included in the now-seminal group exhibition The Responsive Eye, organized by William Seitz at The Museum of Modern Art, New York. In 1968, she represented Great Britain at the 34th Venice Biennale (along with Philip King), where she was the first living British painter to win the prestigious International Prize for Painting. Her first retrospective, covering the period from 1961 to 1970, opened at the Kunstverein Hannover in 1971 and subsequently traveled to Kunsthalle Bern; Kunsthalle Düsseldorf; Galleria Civica d’Arte Moderna, Turin; and the Hayward Gallery, London. More recent significant solo presentations include those at Dia Center for the Arts, New York (2000-2001); Museum Haus Esters and Kaiser Wilhelm Museum, Krefeld, Germany (2002); Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney (2004-2005); Musée d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris (2008); Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool (traveled to Birmingham Museums and Art Gallery; Norwich Castle Museum and Art Gallery; Southampton City Art Gallery; 2009-2010); The National Gallery, London (2010-2011); Art Institute of Chicago (2014-2015); The Courtauld Gallery, London (2015); De La Warr...
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Lithograph, Offset

Nineteen Greys
By Bridget Riley
Located in San Luis Obispo, CA
Signed, titled, dated and numbered from the edition of 75 in pencil, on card, printed by Kelpra Studio, London, with their rubber stamp verso, the full sheet printed to the edges.
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Screen

Richard Feigen Gallery 1965 Op Art poster
By Bridget Riley
Located in New York, NY
Bridget Riley Richard Feigen Gallery 1965 Op Art poster, 1965 Offset lithograph poster 21 × 17 inches Unframed Very rare early Bridget Riley poster...
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1960s Op Art Bridget Riley Art

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Lithograph, Offset

Untitled [Wave] -- Screen Print, Stripes, Lines, Op Art by Bridget Riley
By Bridget Riley
Located in London, GB
Untitled [Wave], 1975 Bridget Riley Screenprint in colours, on wove Signed, dated and numbered from the edition of 400 Printed by Graham Henderson, London Published by Galerie Beyel...
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1970s Op Art Bridget Riley Art

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Screen

Start -- Screen Print, Abstract, Bright Colors, Op Art by Bridget Riley
By Bridget Riley
Located in London, GB
Start, 2000 Bridget Riley Screenprint in colours, on paper Signed, titled, dated and numbered from the edition of 200 Printed by Artizan Editions, Hove Image: 34.8 × 38 cm (13.7 × 1...
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Early 2000s Op Art Bridget Riley Art

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Screen

Sideways -- Screen Print, Stripes, Bright Colors, Op Art by Bridget Riley
By Bridget Riley
Located in London, GB
Sideways, 2011 Bridget Riley Screenprint in colours, on Fabriano 5 wove Signed, titled, dated and numbered from the edition of 250 Printed by Artizan Editions, Hove Image: 29 × 17 c...
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2010s Op Art Bridget Riley Art

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Screen

Two Blues
By Bridget Riley
Located in Bristol, GB
Screenprint in colours Edition of 250 Signed, numbered and dated on the front Artwork in mint condition. Artwork not inspected outside of frame Float-mounted with plexiglass Frame: 5...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Bridget Riley Art

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Screen

Carnival -- Screen Print, Abstract, Op Art by Bridget RIley
By Bridget Riley
Located in London, GB
Carnival, 2000 Bridget Riley Sscreenprint in colours, on wove paper Signed, dated, titled and numbered from the edition of 75 (plus 10 artist's proof) Printed and published by Artiz...
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Early 2000s Op Art Bridget Riley Art

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Screen

Frieze -- Screen Print, Abstract, Op Art by Bridget RIley
By Bridget Riley
Located in London, GB
Frieze, 2000 Bridget Riley Screenprint in colours, on wove paper Signed, dated, titled and numbered from the edition of 200 (plus 20 artist's proof) Printed by Sally Gimson Artizan ...
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Early 2000s Op Art Bridget Riley Art

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Screen

Untitled -- Screen Print, Black and White, Op Art by Bridget Riley
By Bridget Riley
Located in London, GB
Untitled [La Lune en Rodage - Carlo Belloli], 1965 Bridget Riley Screenprint, on wove paper Signed, dated and numbered from the edition of 200 (plus 10 artist's proofs) Printed by K...
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1960s Op Art Bridget Riley Art

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Screen

Start
By Bridget Riley
Located in Bristol, GB
Silkscreen printed in colours Edition of 200 47.5 x 49 cm (18.7 x 19.3 in) Signed, numbered and dated on the front Condition on request Our mission is to connect art collectors to o...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Bridget Riley Art

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Screen

UNTITLED [NINETEEN GREYS D] (SCHUBERT 8D; TOMMASINI/GUBAY 9D)
By Bridget Riley
Located in Bristol, GB
Screenprint on Saunders board Edition of 75 Signed, numbered, dated and titled on the front Condition upon request Our mission is to connect art collectors to opportunity. Whether i...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Bridget Riley Art

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Screen

Vista -- Screen Print, Horizontal Lines, Op Art by Bridget Riley
By Bridget Riley
Located in London, GB
Vista, 2017 Bridget Riley Screenprint in colours, on Fabriano 5 wove Signed, titled, dated and numbered from the edition of 150 Printed by Artizan Editions, Forest of Dean Image: 17...
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2010s Op Art Bridget Riley Art

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Screen

Splice -- Print, Geometrical, Abstract, Op Art by Bridget RIley
By Bridget Riley
Located in London, GB
Splice, 1975 Bridget Riley Screenprint in colours, on wove Signed, dated, titled and, numbered from the edition of 45 Printed by Graham Henderson, London Sheet: 75.3 × 54 cm (29.6 ×...
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1980s Op Art Bridget Riley Art

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Screen

RA 2 -- Print, Coloured Lines, Abstract, Op Art by Bridget RIley
By Bridget Riley
Located in London, GB
RA 2, 1981 Bridget Riley Screenprint in colours, on wove Signed, dated, titled, annotated, numbered from the edition of 75 Printed by Artizan Editions, Hove Image: 87.2 × 76.4 cm (3...
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1980s Op Art Bridget Riley Art

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Screen

Untitled [Winged Curve] -- Print, Abstract, Op Art by Bridget RIley
By Bridget Riley
Located in London, GB
Untitled [Winged Curve], 1966 Bridget Riley Screenprint in black, on wove Signed, dated and numbered from the edition of 75 Printed by Kelpra Studio, London Image: 36.9 × 40.9 cm (1...
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1960s Op Art Bridget Riley Art

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Screen

Untitled [Elongated Triangles 1] -- Print, Abstract, Op Art by Bridget RIley
By Bridget Riley
Located in London, GB
Untitled [Elongated Triangles 1], 1971 Bridget Riley Screenprint in colours, on wove Signed, dated and numbered from the edition of 75 Printed by Kelpra Studio, London Image: 97 × 2...
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1970s Op Art Bridget Riley Art

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Screen

Rose Rose
By Bridget Riley
Located in Tbilisi, GE
15 colour screen print on 300gsm Fabriano 5 paper - Hand signed, dated, titled and numbered by the artist. Edition of 250 Signed
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Bridget Riley Art

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Screen

La Lune
By Bridget Riley
Located in Tbilisi, GE
Signed, numbered and titled by the artist in pencil, recto. Edition of 200 Signed
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20th Century Contemporary Bridget Riley Art

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Screen

Rose Horizontal -- Screen Print, Stripes, Patterns, Op Art by Bridget Riley
By Bridget Riley
Located in London, GB
BRIDGET RILEY Rose Horizontal, 2018 Screenprint in colours, on Fabriano 5 paper Signed, titled, dated and numbered from the edition of 75 Printed by A...
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2010s Op Art Bridget Riley Art

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Screen

Measure For Measure
By Bridget Riley
Located in New York, NY
Measure For Measure, 2020 Screenprint in 3 colours on Fabriano 5 paper 25 × 24 3/5 in 63.5 × 62.5 cm Edition of 175 This work is part of a limited ...
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2010s Bridget Riley Art

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Screen

Untitled (La Lune en Rodage - Carlo Belloli)
By Bridget Riley
Located in New York, NY
1965 Screenprint in colors, on wove paper Image/sheet: 11 3/5 x 11 1/2 in. Edition of 200 Signed, dated and numbered in pencil, lower margin Framed, excellent condition
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1960s Op Art Bridget Riley Art

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Paper, Screen

Untitled (Related to 'Sound')
By Bridget Riley
Located in San Francisco, CA
Bridget Riley (b. 1931) is one of the foremost exponents of Op Art, a style that plays with human perception to produce optically illusionistic works of art. The English painter stud...
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1970s Bridget Riley Art

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Gouache, Pencil

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Brouillard
By Bridget Riley
Located in Bristol, GB
Screenprint in colours on wove paper Edition of 85 100 x 89.5 cm (39.4 x 35.3 in) Signed, numbered and dated on the front Condition upon request Our mission is to connect art collec...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Bridget Riley Art

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Screen

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H 39.38 in W 35.24 in
One Small Step -- Screenprint, Abstract Art, Op Art by Bridget Riley
By Bridget Riley
Located in London, GB
One Small Step, 2009 Bridget Riley Screenprint in colours, on Fabriano 5 wove Signed, titled, dated and numbered from the edition of 300 Printed by Artizan Editions, Hove Image: 26....
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Early 2000s Op Art Bridget Riley Art

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Screen

Untitled [Wave] -- Screen Print, Stripes, Lines, Op Art by Bridget Riley
By Bridget Riley
Located in London, GB
Untitled [Wave], 1975 Bridget Riley Screenprint in colours, on wove Signed, numbered and dated from the edition of 400 Printed by Graham Henderson, London Published by Galerie Beyeler...
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1970s Op Art Bridget Riley Art

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Screen

Coloured Greys [2] -- Screen Print, Abstract Art, Op Art by Bridget Riley
By Bridget Riley
Located in London, GB
Coloured Greys [2], 1972 Bridget Riley Screenprint in colours, on wove paper Signed, titled, dated and numbered from the edition of 125 Printed by Kelpra Studio, London Image: 56.9 ×...
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1970s Op Art Bridget Riley Art

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Screen

Bridget Riley – Two Blues – hand-signed Screenprint in colours on wove paper
By Bridget Riley
Located in Varese, IT
Screenprint in colours on wove paper limited edition, signed in pencil by artist and numbered: 230/250 paper size: 54.7 x 53.5 cm (21 1/2 x 21 1/8 inches ) Excellent conditions Pubbl...
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Early 2000s Abstract Geometric Bridget Riley Art

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Paper, Screen

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Find a wide variety of authentic Bridget Riley art available for sale on 1stDibs. If you’re browsing the collection of art to introduce a pop of color in a neutral corner of your living room or bedroom, you can find work that includes elements of purple, blue and other colors. You can also browse by medium to find art by Bridget Riley in screen print, offset print, c print and more. Much of the original work by this artist or collective was created during the 21st century and contemporary and is mostly associated with the contemporary style. Not every interior allows for large Bridget Riley art, so small editions measuring 9 inches across are available. Customers who are interested in this artist might also find the work of Julian Stanczak, Bruno Munari, and Yvaral (Jean-Pierre Vasarely). Bridget Riley art prices can differ depending upon medium, time period and other attributes. On 1stDibs, the price for these items starts at $880 and tops out at $64,396, while the average work can sell for $21,160.

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  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    Bridget Riley's geometric paintings made her famous in the 1960s. Known for their pulsing colors and elaborate patterns that created optical illusions, these paintings became synonymous with the Op Art movement and have inspired psychedelic posters since they were created. On 1stDibs, find a selection of Bridget Riley artwork from top sellers around the world.

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