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Bridget Riley

 (born 1931)
Bridget Riley is active/lives in New York / United Kingdom.  Bridget Riley is known for op-art, non-objective.

Bridget Riley

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An artist who came to prominence in the early 1960s with paintings in black and white, Bridget Riley has become known as the creator of Op Art, colorful works that dazzle the eye with busy, undulating designs.  But others, not she, gave that descriptive name to her work, and New York merchandisers began copying her style and ideas, making her feel like she had been ripped-off, especially by the fashion tradespeople.  In the 1960s, she sued for breach of copyright but failed because copyright laws were not yet in place for artists.

In 1965, the Museum of Modern Art in New York held an exhibition titled "The Responsive Eye."  An observer, William Feaver, wrote of this exhibition: "Even toned down in reproduction, it stir  ...  Displaying 750 of 3789 characters.

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About  Bridget Riley

Born:  1931 - London, England
Known for:  op-art, non-objective