£19,000-£28,000 VALUE (EST.)
$35,000-$50,000 VALUE (EST.)
$30,000-$45,000 VALUE (EST.)
¥160,000-¥230,000 VALUE (EST.)
€22,000-€30,000 VALUE (EST.)
$180,000-$270,000 VALUE (EST.)
¥3,060,000-¥4,510,000 VALUE (EST.)
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Signed Print Edition of 50
H 53cm x W 52cm
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|Auction Date||Auction House||Artwork|
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|April 2019||Doyle New York - United States||Untitled (Based On Blaze) - Signed Print|
|May 2017||Wright - United States||Untitled (Based On Blaze) - Signed Print|
|December 2016||Forum Auctions London - United Kingdom||Untitled (Based On Blaze) - Signed Print|
|June 2016||Bonhams New Bond Street - United Kingdom||Untitled (Based On Blaze) - Signed Print|
|June 2016||Leland Little Auction & Estate Sales - United States||Untitled (Based On Blaze) - Signed Print|
|April 2016||Christie's New York - United States||Untitled (Based On Blaze) - Signed Print|
|March 2014||Waddington's - Canada||Untitled (Based On Blaze) - Signed Print|
Untitled (Based On Blaze), a screen print by Bridget Riley, was released in 1965 in a signed edition of 50. Featuring concentric rings of ‘zigs’ and ‘zags’, that evoke the dizzying sensation of looking directly at the sun, it typifies the early monochromatic Op-Art works that propelled Riley to fame.
Untitled (Based On Blaze), is formed of a succession of concentric circles, themselves composed of zig-zags, is dizzying. Where the ‘zigs’ of one circle meet the ‘zags’ of the next, chevrons form and the composition appears to rotate in opposing directions. The feelings of movement and dislocation evoked in the viewer are typical of Riley’s works, particularly her monochromatic works of the early 1960s, which propelled Riley to international acclaim following their inclusion in The Responsive Eye, an exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art, New York in 1965.
Untitled (Based On Blaze) reflects Riley’s continuing interest in capturing sensations experienced in nature, such as dazzling sunlight. Writing about a childhood memory, Riley recalled: “looking directly into the sun over a foreshore of rocks exposed by the tide - all reduced to a violent black and white contrast.”