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Bridget Riley: The Stripe Paintings 1961-2014

ISBN: 9780989980975
Artist(s): Bridget Riley
Format: hardback
Year published: 2014
Publisher: David Zwirner Books
Total Pages: 180
Illustrations: Illustrated in colour

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Published on the occasion of Riley’s major exhibition at David Zwirner in London in the summer of 2014, this fully illustrated catalogue offers intimate explorations of paintings and works on paper produced by the legendary British artist over the past 50 years, focusing specifically on her recurrent use of the stripe motif.

Created in close collaboration with the artist, the publication’s beautifully produced colour plates offer a selection of the iconic works from the exhibition. These include the artist’s first stripe works in color from the 1960s, a series of vertical compositions from the 1980s that demonstrate her so-called ‘Egyptian’ palette – a ‘narrow chromatic range that recalled natural phenomena’ – and an array of her modestly scaled studies, executed with gouache on graph paper and rarely before seen. A range of texts about Riley’s original and enduring practice grounds and contextualizes the images, while little-seen archival imagery shows Riley at work over the years.

 

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