Bridget Riley Fragment 7/5 1965

Artwork details

Artist
Bridget Riley born 1931
Title
Fragment 7/5
From Fragments
Date 1965
Medium Screenprint on Perspex
Dimensions Image: 691 x 976 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Purchased 1970
Reference
P07110
Not on display

Catalogue entry

Bridget Riley b. 1934

P07104-P07110 Fragments 1965

Each print inscribed ‘Riley 65’ b.l.
Screenprints on plexiglass.
P07104 Fragment 1/7: 26½ x 33 (67.3 x 83.8).
P07105 Fragment 2/10: 28 x 27¼ (71.1 x 69.2).
P07106 Fragment 3/11: 24¾ x 31¿ (62.9 x 81).
P07107 Fragment 4/6: 28 x 27 (71.1 x 68.6).
P07108 Fragment 5/8: 24¾ x 32 (62.9 x 81.2).
P07109 Fragment 6/9: 29¼ x 29 (74.3 x73.7).
P07110 Fragment 7/5: 20 x 39 (50.8 x 99).
Purchased from the Rowan Gallery (Gytha Trust) 1970.
Lit: Maurice de Sausmarez, Bridget Riley, 1970, repr. (iv) pl.47, (vi) pl.II.

The title ‘Fragments’ is significant in that most of the prints consist of images which the artist arrived at through making studies for paintings. (She was at this period working almost exclusively in black and white). In selecting perspex as the ground Riley was clearly interested in setting a dense black image upon an intensely white and brilliant surface.

P07110 while not found exactly in any painting, belongs closely to ‘Where’ 1964, although the central core of thin ovals is wider in the painting. The same form of image is also seen in ‘Remember’, ‘Metamorphosis’, ‘Loss’, ‘Hesitate’ and ‘Pause’, all of 1964. The image is horizontal in the paintings except ‘Pause’, where it rises from the base of the picture.

This suite was published by the Robert Fraser Gallery and printed at the Kelpra Studio in an edition of 75.

Published in The Tate Gallery Report 1970–1972, London 1972.

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