Print For Chicago 8

Print For Chicago 8
Signed Print

Bridget Riley

Screenprint, 1971
Signed Print Edition of 150
H 60cm x W 45cm

Critical Review

The print belongs to the Stripes collection which captures Riley’s interest in opticality. The collection is composed of prints which depict geometric patterns of vertical, horizontal or diagonal stripes. Riley started the Stripes collection in 1971 and Print For Chicago 8 was one of the first works that Riley created in this series. The simple patterns in these prints echo Riley’s philosophy that complexity lurks beneath the surface of simplicity. The print encourages the viewer to pay close attention to what they are looking at in order to find a deeper significance in the work.

Riley rose to fame in the 1960s with her captivating black and white paintings. The artist started to experiment with colour in 1967 and Print For Chicago 8 reflects the artist’s keen interest in how colour can expand the perceptual and optical possibilities of a composition.