Contemporary Print Market Report
Bridget Riley: Untitled (bronze) - Signed Print

Untitled (bronze)
Signed Print

Bridget Riley

£10,000-£15,000 Guide

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

Screenprint, 1978
Signed Print Edition of 75
H 57cm x W 84cm

Critical Review

Untitled (bronze), much like Untitled (blue), features lines rippling vertically down the canvas in hues that change at alternating lengths. Despite using just three colours, they merge and bounce off each other, creating a rainbow of varying hues. Each colour choice persists for one and a half wave lengths before merging into a new colour at a peak of trough of the wave. Whilst viewing Untitled (bronze) from a distance, the different shades are perfectly separate and recognisable. Yet, from a distance, they overlap and fuse together.

The colours in the composition are intended to be considered as pairs, in cooler or warmer clusters arranged in certain areas of the canvas. Riley used warm hues to evoke a summery, warm feel. Mixed colours were chosen rather than pure ones in order to maximise the interaction between the lines and tones in the eye of the viewer.

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