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Bridget Riley
B. 1931
SIX CIRCLES
signed 
gouache and pencil on paper laid down on board
79 by 45.5 cm. 31 1/8 by 17 7/8 in.
Executed circa 1970.
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Provenance

Wolpe Gallery, Cape Town
Acquired from the above by the present owner in circa 1970

Catalogue Note

"I had to give visual sensation more rein – my black-and-white paintings had been about states of being, states of composure and disturbance, but when I introduced colour in 1967 this began to change. Colour inevitably leads you to the world outside... I was beginning to find my way with a whole host of sensations to do with colour" (Bridget Riley cited in: Exh. Cat., London, Tate Britain, Bridget Riley, 2003, p. 19).

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