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A snapshot of 1980

In this year at Warwick:

  • Warwick Manufacturing Group was founded.

Peter Sedgley studied architecture before moving on to painting in the 1960s. Much of his work examines optical effects and was influenced by artists such as Victor Vasarely and Bridget Riley.

In this print, each stripe is made of two or three colours which set up an optical dazzle. The artist would have had to make a separate screen for each colour and the resulting print demonstrates a very precise way of working since the colours join each other faultlessly.

And in the world:

  • John Lennon was shot.
  • The Pac-man video game was released.


Peter Sedgley | Oranges and Lemons VII | 1980 | screenprint