Richard Anuszkiewicz, ‘ANNUAL EDITION’, 1977, Alpha 137 Gallery
Richard Anuszkiewicz, ‘ANNUAL EDITION’, 1977, Alpha 137 Gallery
Richard Anuszkiewicz, ‘ANNUAL EDITION’, 1977, Alpha 137 Gallery
Richard Anuszkiewicz, ‘ANNUAL EDITION’, 1977, Alpha 137 Gallery

Each year over the course of several decades, Op Art pioneer Richard Anuszkiewicz created a different limited edition print for close personal friends, family, and/or individuals who were influential in his career. This early work is the Annual Edition for 1977. Unlike other years, where the silkscreens were printed on board, this one was made on masonite. A really stunning piece of geometric, 1970s Op Art! Anuszkiewicz's Annual Editions were not created for commercial use and were thus quite scarce, though now a number of these special personal gifts have been entering the secondary market as the artist's friends and associates are, sadly, passing on. This dazzling screenprint is hand signed in pencil with the artist's and dedicated by the artist to his attorney Marty and his wife Roz on the recto (front)

There is minor scratching and scuffing overall, one small scratch to center square and a bumped lower left corner with minor color loss - but it should look fine when framed, and the scratches are not so obtrusive as the color is dark .

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Signature: Signed in graphite lower right front. Dedicated to Marty and Roz lower left front. Also stamped RICHARD ANUSZKIEWICZ with his copyright logo and date - 1977 as well as the logo of the publisher Lassiter Editions on the verso (back) of the masonite.

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