Victor Vasarely, ‘Haynal’, 1964, Wright
Victor Vasarely, ‘Haynal’, 1964, Wright

The authenticity of the present work has been confirmed by Pierre Vasarely.

Signature: Signed to lower edge 'Vasarely'. Signed, titled and dated to verso 'Haynal 1964 Vasarely'.

This work will be included in the forthcoming catalogue raisonne de l'oeuvre peint de Victor Vasarely, which is currently being compiled by the Fondation Vasarely, Aix-en-Provence.

The Pace Gallery, New York | Collection of James H. Stone | Thence by descent

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