£10,000-£15,000 VALUE (EST.)
$18,000-$27,000 VALUE (EST.)
$17,000-$25,000 VALUE (EST.)
¥80,000-¥130,000 VALUE (EST.)
€11,500-€17,000 VALUE (EST.)
$100,000-$140,000 VALUE (EST.)
¥1,620,000-¥2,430,000 VALUE (EST.)
$12,000-$18,000 VALUE (EST.)
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Signed Print Edition of 100
H 92cm x W 93cm
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|Auction Date||Auction House||Artwork|
Return to Seller
|July 2022||Wotton Auction Rooms - United Kingdom||To Midsummer - Signed Print|
|September 2021||Bonhams Knightsbridge - United Kingdom||To Midsummer - Signed Print|
|March 2021||Sotheby's London - United Kingdom||To Midsummer - Signed Print|
|September 2020||Christie's London - United Kingdom||To Midsummer - Signed Print|
|October 2019||Chiswick Auctions - United Kingdom||To Midsummer - Signed Print|
|October 2018||Sworders - United Kingdom||To Midsummer - Signed Print|
|June 2018||Chiswick Auctions - United Kingdom||To Midsummer - Signed Print|
To Midsummer (1989) by Bridget Riley was released in a signed edition of 100 screen prints, as part of her Zig / Rhomboid series. As the title suggests, Riley pays homage to summer, with a warm palette of green, yellow, orange and blue mimicking the changing seasonal light.
Taking inspiration from nature to compose this vibrant, warming colour palette, consisting of green, yellow, orange and blue, Riley replicates the changes in light and colour of a summer sky. In To Midsummer, the iconic stripe of Riley’s earlier work is transformed, becoming a more complex geometric shape that further expanded the artist’s scope for experimenting with the varying effects of form and colour. Ultimately, this new form serves several functions: “they can change scale, harmonise or contrast with one another, repeat, echo,’create places’, etc.”
Across her career, Riley’s work continually shifts stylistically. From 1961 to 1964, Riley worked exclusively in black and white, introducing tonal greys in the late 1960s, and expanding this to a full spectrum of colour in 1967. Starting exclusively with lines in 1967, Riley then adapted these into the diagonal shapes we see in this collection. In the 1990s these forms were developed further into curvilinear forms with segments weaving across the canvases. Thus, To Midsummer represents a significant stage in Riley’s continuously developing artistic career.