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Signed Print Edition of 75
H 69cm x W 97cm
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The highest buyer-paid value for this work is £9,450 in 2021, and the most recent sale was in June 2022. The hammer price of the artwork varies in the past five years ranging from £1,600 to £7,500, and the return to the seller in this period also varies with an average return of £3,911. The volume of prints sold is 19 with an ASP of £1872 and a current market cap of £748,842 out of an edition of 400. These artworks have sold at various international auction houses, including France, Germany, and Switzerland.
|Auction Date||Auction House||Artwork|
Return to Seller
|October 2022||Chorley’s - United Kingdom||Firebird - Signed Print|
|October 2021||Christie's London - United Kingdom||Firebird - Signed Print|
|March 2021||Sotheby's London - United Kingdom||Firebird - Signed Print|
|December 2019||Bonhams New Bond Street - United Kingdom||Firebird - Signed Print|
|September 2019||Christie's London - United Kingdom||Firebird - Signed Print|
|November 2012||Bonhams New Bond Street - United Kingdom||Firebird - Signed Print|
|December 2010||Christie's London - United Kingdom||Firebird - Signed Print|
Firebird, like the other works featuring stripes by pioneering British painter Bridget Riley, consists of vertical bands of colour in varying hues. One of the first prints in colour in Riley’s canon, Firebird occupies a significant place in her oeuvre. Displaying vertical, twisting bars of red, green and blue, separated by intervals of white space, in turn generate a powerful and spirited array of imagined colours for the viewer. This signed screen print was released in 1971 in an edition of 75.
Riley has previously suggested these horizontally-striped works should be read from left to right in order to fully appreciate the variations in tone between warmer and cooler hues. Each colour is selected in response to the colour it superposes: “I want to create a colour-form, not coloured forms”, Riley states. By varying the tones of the colours selected for Firebird, a rainbow effect emerges and the colours appear to blend and bleed into each other.