Two Blues

Bridget Riley (1931 - )

Screenprint

2003

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© Bridget Riley 2012. All rights reserved, courtesy Karsten Schubert, London

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  • About the work
    Location
    Country: UK
    City: London
    Place: Home Office, 2 Marsham Street
  • About the artist
    Bridget Riley was born in London and studied at Goldsmiths College and the Royal College of Art, London, in the 1950s. In 1965, her work came to international attention following her participation in the acclaimed Op Art exhibition 'The Responsive Eye', at the Museum of Modern Art, New York. In 1968, Riley became the first contemporary British artist, and the first woman, to win the International Prize at the Venice Biennale. She went on to exhibit and travel widely around the world during the 1970s and ‘80s. Her exploration of the relationships between colour, form and her perception of the natural world continue to be central to her work today. Riley was appointed a Companion of Honour in 1999 with a major retrospective of her work held at the Tate in 2003. Riley has written extensively about her work, including 'The Eye’s Mind: Bridget Riley: Collected Writings 1965–2009', co-authored with Robert Kudielka. In 2012, Riley was officially awarded the 12th Rubens Prize from the city of Siegen, Germany, an award presented every five years to a painter living in Europe in honour of their lifetime artistic accomplishment. In 2016, a year-long major exhibition celebrating 50 years of painting by Riley opened at the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Edinburgh. A full retrospective of Riley’s paintings, prints and drawings opened at the Scottish National Gallery, Edinburgh in the summer of 2019, travelling on to the Hayward Gallery, London, that autumn.
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  • Details
    Title
    Two Blues
    Edition
    124/250
    Date
    2003
    Medium
    Screenprint
    Dimensions
    width: 53.00 cm, height: 54.50 cm
    Acquisition
    Purchased from Curatorial Services Limited, London, June 2003
    Inscription
    below image: Two Blues 124/250 / Bridget Riley '03
    Provenance
    Curatorial Services Limited, London
    GAC number
    17835