Introduction by Bridget Riley. Text by Robert Kudielka
Since meeting Bridget Riley in 1967, art historian and critic Robert Kudielka has proved her keenest observer. First published in 2005, this newly revised and expanded edition collates a substantial body of his essays on and interviews with the artist. For over 40 years, Kudielka has documented Riley’s career progress and artistic development in an academic and personal manner, reflecting his relationship with the artist. Moving from an analysis of Riley’s iconic 1960s black and white paintings to her more recent wall drawings, Kudielka explores the unpredictable changes of direction throughout Riley’s career. Accompanied by over 80 full-color illustrations, biographical notes and bibliography, the texts in this volume provide a unique insight into Riley’s working methods and styles.