$17,000-$26,000 Value Indicator
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Signed Print Edition of 75
H 87cm x W 57cm
Bridget Riley’s Magenta and Yellow is rare to the market, with one sale occurring in the last five-year period. The buyer paid £6,120, which is the highest paid value for the artwork. Before this sale, the buyer paid £3,683 in September 2017, demonstrating a doubled increase in value. The return to the seller on the artwork is below the hammer price reflecting £2,485 and £4,080 for both sales. This work was sold most recently in the United Kingdom, and before that in the United States, both during live auctions.
|Auction Date||Auction House||Artwork|
Return to Seller
|December 2021||Bonhams Knightsbridge - United Kingdom||Magenta And Yellow - Signed Print|
|September 2017||Christie's New York - United States||Magenta And Yellow - Signed Print|
Magenta And Yellow is one of three prints constituting Bridget Riley’s Magenta series, executed in 2002, in which Riley explores the visual effects of combining magenta with one other colour: blue, yellow or green. The forms Magenta And Yellow are composed of are undoubtedly the work of Riley: parallelograms transformed with snaking lines that slot together like puzzle pieces.
Appearing random at first glance, there is undoubtedly an underlying structure to Riley’s compositions, her approach to constructing them both thoughtful and methodical. In this series, Riley neglects her quintessential compositions of vertical lines in favour of more fluid, swaying arabesques, enabling larger planes of colour to fill the two-dimensional surface. Riley’s art continues to exert a major influence on subsequent generations of artists, her influence reaching far beyond the realm of painting.