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Format: Signed Print
Size: H 89cm x W 61cm
Edition size: 75
Bridget Riley's Sylvan (signed), a screenprint from 2000, is estimated to be worth £16,000 to £24,000. It has been sold at auction six times since its initial sale in October 2005. Over the last five years, the hammer price has ranged from £4,167 in September 2020 to £8,500 in March 2021, showing an impressive average annual growth rate of 97%. The edition size of this artwork is limited to 75.
|Auction Date||Auction House||Artwork|
Return to Seller
|March 2021||Sotheby's London - United Kingdom||Sylvan - Signed Print|
|December 2020||Tate Ward Auctions - United Kingdom||Sylvan - Signed Print|
|September 2020||Sotheby's London - United Kingdom||Sylvan - Signed Print|
|April 2013||Lyon & Turnbull Edinburgh - United Kingdom||Sylvan - Signed Print|
|September 2011||Skinner, Boston - United States||Sylvan - Signed Print|
|October 2005||Bonhams Knightsbridge - United Kingdom||Sylvan - Signed Print|
Sylvan (2000), a signed screen print by Bridget Riley, was released in an edition of 75. Although non-representational, composed of the serpentine shapes belonging to Riley's Lozenges series, Sylvan nevertheless generates abstract movement; the viewer traces the many transitions between carnivalesque colours across interlocking forms.
Composed of four colours in interlocking planes, the forms constituting Sylvan are elegant and serpentine, evoking a sense of disembodied movement. This carnival of colours: blue, green, yellow and orange, is redolent of a dance. Colour in this series, like Riley’s other series, is declaratively interactive: each hue seems to change pitch and tone depending on its neighbours. Far removed from Riley’s monochromatic origins, Riley’s Lozenges work sees the abstract artist at her most confident with colour.
Of her work, Riley stated the viewer’s eye “should feel caressed and soothed, experience frictions and ruptures, glide and drift. One moment there will be nothing to look at and the next second the canvas seems to refill, to be crowded with visual events”.