British painter Bridget Riley is more than just a pioneering Op Art painter—she influenced 1960s fashion during the U.K.’s mod era. While the first wave of Beatlemania took the world by storm, Riley’s patterned abstract work influenced women’s clothing and even an abstract painting-inspired dress by Yves Saint Laurent, who called it the “Mondrian.” Now, the __-year-old artist is showing her latest new polka dotted works in a survey show of her paintings made from 2014 to 2017 at David Zwirner Gallery in London. It taps into her wider influence on art and fashion over the past 50 years, which includes shoots for Vogue starring the flower power supermodel Twiggy and a line by Marc Jacobs, who brought back the dizzying Op art patterns for a collection in 2013. There are likely more patterns to come.
Text by Nadja Sayej
Photos via Vogue, Pinterest, Zwirner, artsy.net