Bridget Riley by John Goldblatt - British Council Archive, as is the previous image

Bridget Riley by John Goldblatt - British Council Archive, as is the previous image

Bridget Riley. I stumbled into an op art exhibition in San Jose Cali & fell in love with Bridget Riley, her story & the way she sees the world.

Bridget Riley. I stumbled into an op art exhibition in San Jose Cali & fell in love with Bridget Riley, her story & the way she sees the world.

It was around this time that the term ‘Op Art’ entered the public consciousness. Op Art captured the imagination of the public and became part of the swinging sixties. The fashion, design and advertising industries fell in love with its graphic, sign-like patterns and decorative value. Op Art was cool, and Bridget Riley became Great Britain’s number one art celebrity.

It was around this time that the term ‘Op Art’ entered the public consciousness. Op Art captured the imagination of the public and became part of the swinging sixties. The fashion, design and advertising industries fell in love with its graphic, sign-like patterns and decorative value. Op Art was cool, and Bridget Riley became Great Britain’s number one art celebrity.

Bridget Riley: Breathe, 1966. Courtesy Karin Sanders Gallery

Bridget Riley: Breathe, 1966. Courtesy Karin Sanders Gallery

Bridget Riley - Uneasy Centre, 1963    acrylverf op paneel  acrylic on panel    Gemeentemuseum Den Haag, 2012

Bridget Riley - Uneasy Centre, 1963 acrylverf op paneel acrylic on panel Gemeentemuseum Den Haag, 2012

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