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Victor Vasarely

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Wood, acrylic paint
13 3/4 × 27 1/2 in
34.9 × 69.9 cm
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Numbered to base 145/175

Condition Report: Few scratches and scuff marks, inpaint to long scratch …

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Numbered to base 145/175

Condition Report: Few scratches and scuff marks, inpaint to long scratch to lower octagon and other minor cosmetic touch ups.

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Design/Decorative Art
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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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Heritage Auctions

Numbered to base 145/175

Condition Report: Few scratches and scuff marks, inpaint to long scratch …

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Numbered to base 145/175

Condition Report: Few scratches and scuff marks, inpaint to long scratch to lower octagon and other minor cosmetic touch ups.

Medium
Design/Decorative Art
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

Okto-duo

Wood, acrylic paint
13 3/4 × 27 1/2 in
34.9 × 69.9 cm
Bidding closed
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