On the 1st July, 2012, Briget Riley was awarded the prestigious Rubens Prize for her life’s work. The Rubens Prize given to artists whose life’s work has been ground-breaking within the European art world and is awarded once every 5 years. It takes its name from the Baroque painter Peter Paul Rubens. Other notable Rubens prize winners include Francis Bacon, Sigmar Polke, Lucian Freud, Rupprecht Geiger, and Antoni Tàpies.
The Museum für Gegenwartskunst Siegen (Germany) is honoring Bridget Riley with an exhibition of her work to mark the occasion.