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Format: Signed Print
Size: H 44cm x W 29cm
Edition size: 300
Bridget Riley's One Small Step (signed) from 2009 is a screenprint with an estimated value between £7,000 and £10,000. In the last 12 months, the average return to the seller was £6,833 from a total of 3 sales. Over the past five years, the hammer price has varied from £671 in April 2019 to a high of £7,500 in February 2023. Since its first sale in April 2011, this artwork has been sold 22 times at auction, showing an impressive average annual growth rate of 68%. The edition size for One Small Step is limited to 300 prints.
|Auction Date||Auction House||Artwork|
Return to Seller
|April 2023||Bonhams New Bond Street - United Kingdom||One Small Step - Signed Print|
|February 2023||Chiswick Auctions - United Kingdom||One Small Step - Signed Print|
|December 2022||Bonhams Knightsbridge - United Kingdom||One Small Step - Signed Print|
|November 2022||Bellmans, Sussex - United Kingdom||One Small Step - Signed Print|
|September 2022||Bonhams New Bond Street - United Kingdom||One Small Step - Signed Print|
|September 2022||Phillips London - United Kingdom||One Small Step - Signed Print|
|July 2022||Rosebery's Fine Art Auctioneers - United Kingdom||One Small Step - Signed Print|
One Small Step (2009), by British Op-Artist Bridget Riley, was released in a signed edition of 300 screen prints as part of her ongoing Lozenges series. Riley pairs red and pink, bringing out the 3-dimensional aspect of the Lozenges’ pattern—as abstract form ‘escapes’ from a narrow frame.
In One Small Step, Riley’s curve-edged forms appear to be stepping out of the two-dimensional surface of the print, towards the viewer, emphasising the dynamism contained in her artworks. This print is reminiscent of the sculptures by the Italian Futurist Umberto Boccioni Riley so admired. The work’s title is perhaps a nod to that movement, to the pink curve that bravely runs outside of the print’s concentric rectangles — as though it were pushed out by the flash of dark blue that sits securely in the middle of the piece. Moreover, in the title, Riley is no doubt referencing one of the most well-known quotes from modern history, serving as an intriguing reminder that humankind’s greatest achievements begin with a single, small step.
The three strong shades of this print, bold and unerring in line and breadth of colour, and wholly different from the more conscious use of colour in the artist’s earlier works, leave us to wonder what inspired the artful confidence of such a comparatively small image.