Bridget Riley …Commission!

Surprising news that Bridget Riley has accepted a commission for a new painting:

Prestigious British artist Bridget Riley will create a large new artwork for the Christchurch Art Gallery in a rare public commission for the celebrated painter.

The purchase was funded by donations from about a dozen female philanthropists as part of the gallery’s fundraising initiative to buy five major artworks for the public collection.

Bridget Riley, Turquoise and Others (2004), oil on linen, 46″ x 108″

Riley is featured in the first chapter of “Abstract Painting: Concepts and Techniques” with this painting: