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Bridget Riley
B. 1931
YGBR. FOUR COLOURS, VISUAL VIOLET
signed, titled and dated 1983
pencil and gouache on paper
71.1 by 62 cm. 28 by 24 3/8 in.
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Provenance

Max Hetzler Gallery, Berlin
Private Collection, United States

Catalogue Note

“I don’t begin with the appearance of form and colour as such, but with their spatial properties. That is the first step, and through building a coherent spatial order various and diverse sensations emerge. I try to sort these out and to assign them in their rightful places… If this ‘placing’ goes well the actual sensation becomes part of the formative fabric of the [work]. But until the whole is brought together, everything is uncertain and subject to change” (Bridget Riley cited in: Exh. Cat., London, Tate Modern, Bridget Riley, 2003, p. 25).

Contemporary Art Day Auction

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