Nineteen Greys (B), 1968

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In her suite of screenprints Nineteen Greys, Riley explores the optical and perceptual realm through carefully calculated manipulation of visual frequency and spatial illusion, forming abstract images that both engage the intellect and delight the eye of the viewer. Part of what became known as the Op art movement, Riley's optical experiments exhibit a surprisingly emotional tenor. "No matter what I do," she said, "it will be subjective."

Nineteen Greys (B)
Artist Life
born 1931
Accession Number
Mr. and Mrs. Julius David, Minneapolis
Catalogue Raisonne
Schubert 8b
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