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Victor Vasarely

Composition, circa 1967

Acrylic on board laid on panel
17 7/10 × 13 3/10 in
45 × 33.8 cm
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Provenance
HA
Heritage Auctions

Framed: 24.625in x 20.75in x 0in

Framed: 24.625in x 20.75in x 0in

Signature
Signed lower center: Vasarely
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Courtesy of Heritage Auctions
Victor Vasarely
Hungarian-French, 1906–1997
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Considered one of the progenitors of Op Art for his optically complex and illusionistic paintings, Victor Vasarely spent the course of a long, critically acclaimed career seeking, and arguing for, an approach to art making that was deeply social. He placed primary importance on the development of an engaging, accessible visual language that could be universally understood—this language, for Vasarely, was geometric abstraction, more commonly known as Op Art. Through precise combinations of lines, geometric shapes, colors, and shading, he created eye-popping paintings, full of the illusion of depth, movement, and three-dimensionality. More than pleasing tricks for the eye, Vasarely insisted, “pure form and pure color can signify the world.”

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About the work
Provenance
HA
Heritage Auctions

Framed: 24.625in x 20.75in x 0in

Framed: 24.625in x 20.75in x 0in

Signature
Signed lower center: Vasarely
Image rights
Courtesy of Heritage Auctions
Victor Vasarely
Hungarian-French, 1906–1997
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Considered one of the progenitors of Op Art for his optically complex and illusionistic paintings, Victor Vasarely spent the course of a long, critically acclaimed career seeking, and arguing for, an approach to art making that was deeply social. He placed primary importance on the development of an engaging, accessible visual language that could be universally understood—this language, for Vasarely, was geometric abstraction, more commonly known as Op Art. Through precise combinations of lines, geometric shapes, colors, and shading, he created eye-popping paintings, full of the illusion of depth, movement, and three-dimensionality. More than pleasing tricks for the eye, Vasarely insisted, “pure form and pure color can signify the world.”

Victor Vasarely

Composition, circa 1967

Acrylic on board laid on panel
17 7/10 × 13 3/10 in
45 × 33.8 cm
Bidding closed
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