Bridget Riley

Untitled (Diagonal Curve)

Found at Christies, London
Defining British Art Evening Sale, Lot 25
30. Jun - 30. Jun 2016
Estimate: 2.500.000 - 3.500.000 GBP
Price realised: 4.338.500 GBP
signed and dated ‘Bridget Riley 66’ (on the overlap), signed and dated 'Bridget Riley 1966' (on the reverse)
emulsion on board
51 x 51in. (130 x 130cm.)
Painted in 1966
Richard Feigen Gallery, New York. | Dr. Theodore N. Zekman Collection, Chicago. | Graham Leader, London. | Private Collection (acquired from the above in 1974). | Anon. sale, Sotheby’s London, 21 June 2006, lot 9. | Acquired at the above sale on behalf of the present owner.

A top price for Bridget Riley

The work Untitled (Diagonal Curve) by Bridget Riley was sold in the Defining British Art Evening Sale auction at Christies in London in June 2016. The »bidding war« ended at GBP 4,338,500.00 (€ 5,207,615.75), 24% above the upper estimate. With this result, Untitled (Diagonal Curve) is even the most expensive work of art by Bridget Riley that we have observed at auctions so far.

Ein Spitzenpreis für Bridget Riley

Die Arbeit Untitled (Diagonal Curve) von Bridget Riley wurde im Juni 2016 in der Auktion Defining British Art Evening Sale bei Christies in London versteigert. Das »Bietergefecht« endete beim Preis von GBP 4.338.500,00 (€ 5.207.615,75) und damit 24% über dem oberen Schätzpreis. Mit diesem Ergebnis ist Untitled (Diagonal Curve) sogar das teuerste Kunstwerk von Bridget Riley, das wir bisher bei Auktionen beobachtet haben.

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