Contemporary Print Market Report
Bridget Riley: Early Light - Signed Print

Early Light
Signed Print

Bridget Riley

£9,000-£15,000 Guide

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

Screenprint, 1987
Signed Print Edition of 75
H 53cm x W 53cm

Critical Review

Early Light, similar to other works featuring zigs or rhomboids, is inspired by the changing colours, shades and tones of the sky, and nature, during the summer months. Non-representational in their content, Bridget Riley’s titles inform the viewer of the inspiration and motivation underpinning the creation of each artwork.

Early Light demonstrates Riley’s continuing interest in capturing the brilliance of nature through abstract forms and varying colour combinations, which fizz and dance across the two-dimensional canvas. Therefore, despite Riley’s work being consistently abstract, it is grounded in her experiences of the natural world during her adolescence spent in Cornwall, escaping war-torn London. Riley confesses that the ever-changing Cornish seas and skies stimulated her vision, the sensations of which she seeks to recreate in her painting.

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