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Bridget Riley: Going Across - Signed Print

Going Across
Signed Print

Bridget Riley

£6,000-£8,000 Guide

This estimate blends recent public auction records with our own private sale data and network demand.

Screenprint, 2001
Signed Print Edition of 90
H 42cm x W 73cm

Critical Review

Going Across, composed of Riley’s recognisable curved, serpentine forms, features just two colours: pale blue and a citrus yellow. The forms comprising the artwork are larger than those in other works within the Lozenges series, yet the same formal principles remain: despite being placed in a seemingly random pattern, the forms follow diagonal parallel lines that move at regular intervals across the surface, underpinning the structure of the work.

Riley’s carefully planned structure in Going Across ensures that the figure/ground relationship between the colours remains ambiguous. The segmented colours overlap in such a way that it is possible to read both colours alternately as figure and ground. The shapes themselves recall the outlines of leaves or petals. Despite being non-representational, Riley has previously expressed her great love for nature and the influence this exerts over her artistic production. Hence, the artist’s forms suggest shapes and rhythms found in the natural world.

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