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    Sale 7619

    Post-War & Contemporary Art Day Sale

    21 October 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 245

    Bridget Riley (b. 1931)

    Study for Painting. Red, Yellow, Blue and Green

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    Bridget Riley (b. 1931)
    Study for Painting. Red, Yellow, Blue and Green
    signed, titled and dated 'Study for Painting Red, Yellow, Blue and Green Bridget Riley '83' (lower left)
    gouache and pencil on paper
    34¾ x 25in. (88.2 x 63.6cm.)
    Executed in 1983

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    "The pleasures of sight have one characteristic in common - they take you by surprise. They are sudden, swift and unexpected. If one tries to prolong them, recapture them or bring them about wilfully their purity and freshness is lost. They are essentially enigmatic and elusive" (B. Riley, "The Pleasures of Sight" (1984), reproduced in B. Riley, The Eye's Mind: Bridget Riley, Collected Writings 1965-1999, London 1999, p. 32).

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    Gallery Dominic Guerrini, London.
    Acquired from the above by the present owner in 2005.

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