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Bridget Riley
B. 1931
SERIES 35 (GREEN ADDED TO RED AND BLUE, PLUS MAGENTA AND VIOLET)
signed, titled and dated '79
gouache on paper
image: 90.5 by 43 cm. 35 3/4 by 16 7/8 in.
sheet: 98 by 53 cm. 38 1/2 by 20 7/8 in.
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Provenance

Private Collection, United States

Catalogue Note

“In my recent colour work I have been using stripes, either parallel or twisting around each other, because they are unassertive forms. Form and colour seem to be fundamentally incompatible – they destroy each other. In my earlier work, when I was developing complex forms, the energies of the medium could only be fully released by simplifying colour to a black-and-white constant (with ocassional grey sequences). Conversely colour energies need a virtually neutral vehicle if they are to develop uninhibitedly. The repeated stripe seems to meet these conditions.”

Bridget Riley in conversation with Robert Kudielka in: ‘Conversation’, Robert Kudielka on Bridget Riley: Essays and Interviews 1972-2003, p. 20

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