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Victor Vasarely

Composition with Figures, 1936

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19 1/2 × 12 1/2 in
49.5 × 31.8 cm
Edition 93/100
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H
Hindman

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Signed and numbered 93/100 in pencil
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
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Hindman

This Lot is Sold with No Reserve.

*This lot is tax exempt as permitted by law.

This Lot is Sold with No Reserve.

*This lot is tax exempt as permitted by law.

Signature
Signed and numbered 93/100 in pencil
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 with Figures, 1936

Etching
19 1/2 × 12 1/2 in
49.5 × 31.8 cm
Edition 93/100
Bidding closed
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