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

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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.

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