Victor Vasarely, ‘Composition’, circa 1967, Heritage Auctions
Victor Vasarely, ‘Composition’, circa 1967, Heritage Auctions
Victor Vasarely, ‘Composition’, circa 1967, Heritage Auctions
Victor Vasarely, ‘Composition’, circa 1967, Heritage Auctions

Framed: 24.625in x 20.75in x 0in

Signature: Signed lower center: Vasarely

Gordon Gallery, Tel Aviv, January 13, 1997, Lot 260; Private collection, Tel Aviv.

About Victor Vasarely

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.”

Hungarian-French, 1906-1997, Pécs, Hungary, based in Paris, France