Contemporary Print Market Report
Bridget Riley: Untitled Wave - Signed Print

Untitled Wave
Signed Print

Bridget Riley

£6,000-£8,000 Guide

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

Screenprint, 1975
Signed Print Edition of 400
H 20cm x W 48cm

Critical Review

Untitled Wave features eight lines undulating horizontally across the surface of the print, each line composed of three colours which alternate at varying intervals, creating a sensation of gentle movement. Riley consciously selected mixed hues, rather than pure colours, in the Waves series, in order to maximise the interaction between the lines and tones in the eye of the viewer.

Executed between the 1970s and 1980s, Riley’s Waves works fizz with optical effervescence as the lines ripple like waves on the shore. Despite being non-representational in its degree of abstraction, in Untitled Wave Riley takes inspiration from her childhood spent in Cornwall having fled war-torn London. Throughout her subsequent artistic career, Riley has sought to recreate the sensations felt when one is amongst and viewing the natural world, of which Untitled Waves is a prime example.

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