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Victor Vasarely

Nemas

Acrylic on canvas
35 1/2 × 25 1/5 in
90.2 × 64.1 cm
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The authenticity of the present work has been confirmed by Pierre Vasarely, President of the …

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The authenticity of the present work has been confirmed by Pierre Vasarely, President of the Fondation Vasarely, universal legatee and the moral right holder of Victor Vasarely. Pierre Vasarely has advised that the work is dated as follows: conceived in 1955, this work was executed circa 1988. This work will be …

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Signed; signed twice, titled, dated 1955 and inscribed 3586 on the reverse
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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The authenticity of the present work has been confirmed by Pierre Vasarely, President of the …

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The authenticity of the present work has been confirmed by Pierre Vasarely, President of the Fondation Vasarely, universal legatee and the moral right holder of Victor Vasarely. Pierre Vasarely has advised that the work is dated as follows: conceived in 1955, this work was executed circa 1988. This work will be …

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Signature
Signed; signed twice, titled, dated 1955 and inscribed 3586 on the reverse
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

Nemas

Acrylic on canvas
35 1/2 × 25 1/5 in
90.2 × 64.1 cm
Bidding closed
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