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¥90,000-¥130,000 VALUE (EST.)
€12,500-€18,000 VALUE (EST.)
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Signed Print Edition of 200
H 30cm x W 29cm
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|Auction Date||Auction House||Artwork|
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|September 2022||Sotheby's Online - United Kingdom||La Lune En Rodage - Signed Print|
|March 2022||Sotheby's Online - United Kingdom||La Lune En Rodage - Signed Print|
|February 2022||Christie's New York - United States||La Lune En Rodage - Signed Print|
|September 2021||Sotheby's Online - United Kingdom||La Lune En Rodage - Signed Print|
|July 2021||Forum Auctions London - United Kingdom||La Lune En Rodage - Signed Print|
|June 2021||Phillips London - United Kingdom||La Lune En Rodage - Signed Print|
|March 2021||Sotheby's London - United Kingdom||La Lune En Rodage - Signed Print|
La Lune En Rodage is a black and white screen print executed by British artist Bridget Riley in 1965 from an edition edition run of 200, with an additional 20 artist proofs. It is composed simply of black horizontal lines of equal length, yet, in true Riley fashion, the effects of such simplicity are complex. The lines, as they move from top to bottom, slowly merge from being concave to convex. Consequently, the black lines appear to oscillate, like waves, across the surface of the print.
Enacted with geometrical precision, Riley creates compelling visual effects that play with one’s vision and implore the viewer to question what they are looking at. During her career, Riley has experimented with simple, structural units in varying configurations, to explore the physical and psychological responses of the eyes. Throughout this, Riley’s artistic motivation has remained the same: to interrogate what and how we see things. La Lune En Rodage is, if anything, abundantly aware of being nothing more than the geometry of the paper’s flat surface.
Executed in 1965, this work is from a critical period in Riley’s decades-long career. Following the artist’s inclusion in The Responsive Eye, an exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art in New York, Riley gained international acclaim for exclusively monochromatic works that played optical tricks on the eye: of which La Lune En Rodage is a prime example.