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Bridget Riley Signed Silkscreen Print Chicago 8 Limited Edition

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Edition Of 150 Prints World Wide
Bridget Riley Signed Silkscreen Print Chicago 8 Limited Edition

Date: 1971

Signed By: Bridget Riley In Pencil On Front

Edition: 150 Wold Wide

Dimensions: 61 x 46 cm

Atelier: Kelpra Studio, London

Condition: Mint Condition - Framed

Medium: Screenprint

British Pounds£11200
US Dollars$14896
Euros€13821
Japanese Yen¥1922480

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Bridget Louise Riley CH CBE (born April 24, 1931 in Norwood,
London) is an English painter who is one of the foremost
proponents of Pop art.

Riley made the following statement about the nature of
artistic work, in her lecture 'Painting Now':

'When Samuel Beckett was a young name in the early Thirties
and trying to find a basis from which he could develop, he
wrote an essay known as Beckett/Proust in which he examined
Proust's views of creative work; and he quotes Proust's
artistic credo as declared in Time Regained - "the tasks and
duties of a writer [not an artist, a writer] are those of a
translator". This could also be said of a composer, a
painter or anyone practising an artistic metier. An artist
is someone with a text which he or she wants to decipher.
'Beckett interprets Proust as being convinced that such a
text cannot be created or invented but only discovered
within the artist himself, and that it is, as it were,
almost a law of his own nature. It is his most precious
possession, and, as Proust explains, the source of his
innermost happiness. However, as can be seen from the
practice of the great artists, although the text may be
strong and durable and able to support a lifetime's work, it
cannot be taken for granted and there is no guarantee of
permanent possession. It may be mislaid or even lost, and
retrieval is very difficult. It may lie dormant and be
discovered late in life after a long struggle, as with
Mondrian or Proust himself. Why it should be that some
people have this sort of text while others do not, and what
'meaning' it has, is not something which lends itself to
argument. Nor is it up to the artist to decide how important
it is, or what value it has for other people. To ascertain
this is perhaps beyond even the capacities of his own time.'
(NB. Riley is using 'text' here to mean not only written
documents, but any phenomena subject to interpretation, such
as experiences or perceptions)

From: 'Painting Now', 23rd William Townsend Memorial
Lecture, given by Bridget Riley CBE at Slade School of Art,
London, 29 November 1996, quoted in article 'A plea for
Painting', by Michael Bracewell, The Guardian Weekend 15
March 1997