£6,000-£9,000 VALUE (EST.)
$11,500-$17,000 VALUE (EST.)
$10,000-$15,000 VALUE (EST.)
¥50,000-¥80,000 VALUE (EST.)
€7,000-€10,500 VALUE (EST.)
$60,000-$90,000 VALUE (EST.)
¥1,090,000-¥1,640,000 VALUE (EST.)
$7,500-$11,000 VALUE (EST.)
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Signed Print Edition of 75
H 32cm x W 65cm
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|Auction Date||Auction House||Artwork|
Return to Seller
|March 2022||Sotheby's Online - United Kingdom||About Lilac - Signed Print|
|March 2022||Bonhams New Bond Street - United Kingdom||About Lilac - Signed Print|
|December 2020||Chiswick Auctions - United Kingdom||About Lilac - Signed Print|
|September 2020||Phillips London - United Kingdom||About Lilac - Signed Print|
|May 2020||Forum Auctions London - United Kingdom||About Lilac - Signed Print|
|October 2019||Rosebery's Fine Art Auctioneers - United Kingdom||About Lilac - Signed Print|
|September 2019||Phillips London - United Kingdom||About Lilac - Signed Print|
About Lilac, executed in 2007 and released in an edition of 75, is composed of serpentine forms that swoop across the canvas in green, lilac and red. The curved forms are visually unhinged from their substructure, creating a figure and ground juxtaposition.
In an interview, Riley once justified her use of the curved form by saying: “one cannot tackle the instability and infinite variety of colour relationships without relying on some sort of formal backbone.” “By using twisted curves” Riley states, “I could bunch up colour sensations in a way that went further than the lateral groupings. When colours are twisted along the rise and fall of a curve their juxtapositions change continually”. Therefore, the curvilinear forms present in About Lilac, and that underpin the entire Lozenges series, are a formal progression from the stripe of Riley’s earlier works and enable a greater depth of interaction and exploration into varying colour combinations.