Los Angeles, Hammer Museum: »Bridget Riley Drawings: From the Artist's Studio«

Creative processes of a famous painter

For the first time in more than 50 years, there is an exhibition that takes an in-depth look at the drawings of Bridget Riley. Bridget Riley Drawings: From the Artist's Studio is on view at the Hammer Museum in Los Angeles beginning February 5.

February 05, 2023
19 Greys, Cool Ground, 1966
Collection of the artist, © Bridget Riley
19 Greys, Cool Ground, 1966. Gouache on paper. 21 ⅝ × 19 ⅞ in. (54.9 × 50.5 cm)

For her, drawings are an essential part of her work. Through her studies, she selects, develops and »discovers« what she then translates into paintings. For more than 60 years, drawings have been indispensable to Bridget Riley's creative process. Now, in Bridget Riley Drawings: From the Artist's Studio, the Hammer Museum in Los Angeles offers deep insights into the working methods of one of today's most celebrated artists. Some 90 exhibits, the oldest dating from the late 1940s, are on display there from February 5 through May 28. It is the first comprehensive presentation of Riley's drawings in more than 50 years.

British painter Bridget Riley (b. 1931) is one of the leading exponents of Op Art. During her studies she was intensively involved with George Seurat's Pointillism and in the early 1960s turned to the artistic exploration of optical illusions. She was represented twice at the documenta in Kassel (1968, 1977) and won numerous prizes, including the Rubens Prize (2012), which is awarded every five years.Art.Salon

Recent auction results of Bridget Riley

Bridget Riley - About Lilac
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Hot Off The Press
May 2024
Bonhams, London
Est.: 5.000 - 7.000 GBP
Realised: 7.040 GBP
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Bridget Riley - Intervals 2
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Contemporary Edition: London
March 2024
Christies, London (Online Auction)
Est.: 2.000 - 3.000 GBP
Realised: 4.788 GBP
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Bridget Riley - Intervals 1
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Contemporary Edition: London
March 2024
Christies, London (Online Auction)
Est.: 2.000 - 3.000 GBP
Realised: 6.930 GBP
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Bridget Riley - Study for Persian Painting
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Post-War and Contemporary Art Day Sale
March 2024
Christies, London
Est.: 80.000 - 120.000 GBP
Realised: 126.000 GBP
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Bridget Riley - Firebird, 1971
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British. Cool.
March 2024
Bonhams, London (Online Auction)
Est.: 15.000 - 20.000 GBP
Realised: 25.600 GBP
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Bridget Riley - Untitled (based on Blaze)
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Prints and Multiples
March 2024
Christies, London (Online Auction)
Est.: 20.000 - 30.000 GBP
Realised: 40.320 GBP
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Bridget Riley - Untitled (Fragment 7), from: Fragments
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Prints and Multiples
March 2024
Christies, London (Online Auction)
Est.: 20.000 - 30.000 GBP
Realised: 23.940 GBP
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Bridget Riley - Untitled (Fragment 3), from: Fragments
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Prints and Multiples
March 2024
Christies, London (Online Auction)
Est.: 20.000 - 30.000 GBP
Realised: 22.680 GBP
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Bridget Riley - Untitled (Fragment 2), from: Fragments
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Prints and Multiples
March 2024
Christies, London (Online Auction)
Est.: 18.000 - 25.000 GBP
Realised: 20.160 GBP
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Bridget Riley - Untitled (Circular Movement)
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Prints and Multiples
March 2024
Christies, London (Online Auction)
Est.: 25.000 - 35.000 GBP
Realised: 30.240 GBP
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Study for Polarity, 1964
Collection of the artist, © Bridget Riley
Study for Polarity, 1964. Graphite and gouache on paper. 18 ⅜ × 15 ¾ in. (46.7 × 40 cm)

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