Contemporary Print Market Report
Bridget Riley: Fragment 5 - Signed Print

Fragment 5
Signed Print

Bridget Riley

£20,000-£30,000 Guide

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

Screenprint, 1965
Signed Print Edition of 75
H 61cm x W 80cm

Critical Review

In Fragment 5, curved lines expand and decrease in width at opposing points, creating a swelling, circular form. By creating these works on plexiglass, Riley was intent on creating rich, black geometric forms on a dazzlingly white surface, heightening the optical effects of her geometric forms.

Now considered one of the most innovative modern artists, Riley’s ground-breaking mode of painting was initially received with fervent popularity in 1965 when she exhibited such works at The Responsive Eye at the New York Museum of Modern Art. This exhibition, propelling ‘Op Art’ into the limelight, attracted wide attention for Riley and her dizzying works.

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