Bridget Riley (paperback)

National Galleries of Scotland
Bridget Riley, Robert Kudielka, Eric de Chassey, David Sylvester, Michael Bracewell, John Elderfield, Dave Hickey, Richard Shiff, Frances Spalding.
Page count:
280 printed pages
120 colour
Item Size:
27 x 24.6 cm (+23.5 width open flap)

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Winner of Best Exhibition Catalogue, ACE Cultural Enterprises Awards 2020. Extensively illustrated exhibition book accompanied the greatly anticipated Bridget Riley exhibition, which was on show in 2019 at the National Galleries of Scotland and the Hayward Gallery, London.

A landmark exhibition book reflects on almost 70 years of works by Bridget Riley (b.1931), from some of her earliest to very recent projects, providing a unique record of the work of an artist still very much at the height of her powers. Essays from leading scholars and commentators on Riley’s work will make this title the authority on Riley’s practice.

Includes a selection of critical writings, statements and conversations specially selected by the artist as well as her own writings. The book starts with David Sylvester’s review of her first exhibition in 1962 and ends with Éric de Chassey’s newly commissioned 2019 essay.

In the last decade, Riley has continued to push her practice considerably, producing several large-scale site-specific wall paintings as well as continuing to develop new paintings. This book will explore these recent developments, and also examine the notable influence that other artists such as Georges Seurat and Piet Mondrian have had on Riley’s work.

The contributors, who are recognised experts in Bridget Riley’s work, include Bridget Riley herself, Robert Kudielka, Eric de Chassey, David Sylvester, Michael Bracewell, John Elderfield, Dave Hickey and Richard Shiff.