Julio Le Parc, ‘Serie 15 No. 3; and No. 7’, 1972, Phillips

Works on Paper from the Schulhof Collection

Both diameter images: 5 1/2 in. (14 cm)
Both sheets: 10 x 8 in. (25.4 x 20.3 cm)
Both framed

Signature: Both signed, titled and numbered 86/120 and 66/120 in pencil respectively

Publisher: Galerie Denise René, Paris (with their blindstamp)

About Julio Le Parc

Celebrated for what he calls “disturbances in the artistic system,” Julio Le Parc is among the progenitors of the Op Art, or Kinetic Art, movement, who posits a utopian vision for art and society through his perceptually illusory paintings, sculptures, and immersive installations. As co-founder of the Groupe de Recherche d’Art Visuel (Visual Art Research Group) (1960-68), he worked to break down the boundaries between art and the viewer. In his words: “I have tried […] to elicit a different type of behavior from the viewer […] to seek, together with the public, various means of fighting off passivity, dependency or ideological conditioning, by developing reflective, comparative, analytical, creative or active capacities.” Parc accomplishes this through color, line, light, shadow, and movement, composed to make still forms seem to move, solid structures seem to dematerialize, and light itself seem plastic.

Argentinian, b. 1928, Mendoza, Argentina, based in Paris, France