Richard Anuszkiewicz, ‘Annual Edition’, 1993, Alpha 137: Prints and Exhibition Ephemera


Each year, Op Art pioneer Anuszkiewicz created a different limited edition print for close friends, family, and/or individuals who were influential in his career. This work is the Annual Edition for 1993. Anuszkiewicz's Annual Editions were not created for commercial use and were thus quite scarce, though from time to time these special personal gifts have been entering the secondary market as the recipients have decided to part with them, or have, sadly, passed on. Though the exact number of each edition is not known, they were produced in very limited one-off quantities, and remain scarce and desirable as collectors' items. This particular work is dedicated to the artist's attorney Marty and his wife Roz. In fine condition; unframed

In 1963 Richard Anuszkiewicz was invited to create the holiday card for the Museum of Modern Art, New York. The small edition was a success and he was made cards for the MoMA again in 1964, 1965 and 1966. After the museum cards, Anuszkiewicz continued producing editions, working with his longtime print partner Norman Lassiter, each year until about 2006. The works typically related to what Anuszkiewicz was doing in his studio at that time. Never available commercially and produced in an edition of 150 or so, the Annual Editions were sent to friends, family and business associates.
--Courtesy of Alpha 137 Gallery

Signature: Signed and dated lower right in pencil and dedicated lower left in pencil

Catalogue Raisonné: Richard Anuszkiewicz online catalogue of artist's multiples

Marty and Roz -- the artist's personal attorney and his wife.

About Richard Anuszkiewicz

Combining an interest in the nature of perception with investigations into the visual and psychological resonance of color, Richard Anuszkiewicz produces paintings whose vibrant colors and geometric shapes seem to pop and pulsate off of the canvas. A student of Josef Albers and one of the leading practitioners of Op art and geometric abstraction, Anuszkiewicz explores color and form in his flat, vibrant abstractions, attempting to reveal the malleability of our perceptions of stillness and movement, depth and color.

American, b. 1930, Erie, Pennsylvania