Contemporary Print Market Report
Bridget Riley: Elongated Triangles 6 - Signed Print

Elongated Triangles 6
Signed Print

Bridget Riley

£8,000-£15,000 Guide

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

Screenprint, 1971
Signed Print Edition of 75
H 96cm x W 28cm

Critical Review

Riley maintains that our sensory experiences connect us to a world of emotion: when we see, we feel. Seeking to challenge the way people encounter and view paintings, Riley strips her works of representational content. Representational forms would only distract from Riley’s formal interests. From this emerges Riley’s simplified visual language: the elements colour, shape and form, as evinced in the works constituting Elongated Triangles.

As the form of each work in the series remains constant, with colour being the only variation, Riley’s commitment to exploring the visual effects of colour is confirmed. The Elongated Triangle series undoubtedly sees the abstract artist at her most confident with colour. With each print in the series being increasingly experimental, Elongated Triangles 6 represents the zenith, as the solid white of each resultant triangle is now black, emphasising the electric, fluorescent hues selected for the alternating sides.

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