Richard Anuszkiewicz, ‘The Paris Review ’, 1965, Alpha 137 Gallery

This striking Op Art screenprint is by Richard Anuszkiewicz, a protege of Josef Albers at the Yale University School of Art and considered one of the founders of the Op Art movement in the United States. It was created in 1965, one of the most influential periods in the Op Art movement, around the time that Anuszkiewicz was featured on the cover of Life magazine. The work was part of a series of prints created over the years by renowned artists, including Andy Warhol, Helen Frankenthaler, Christo, Willem de Kooning, Louise Bourgeois, Alex Katz and others as a fundraiser for the Paris Review literary publication. This screenprint was printed by Steve Poleskie of Chiron Press.
This piece is fully referenced in the catalogue Richard Anuszkiewicz Prints and Multiples 1964-79 by David Brooks and Gene Baro.

Signature: Signed lower left; dated and numbered lower right recto (front) in pencil

Publisher: The Paris Review, New York, publisher; Chiron Press, New York, printer

Catalogue Raisonné: 16, Brooks & Baro

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