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Victor Vasarely

Orias, 1980

Acrylic on board
15 5/8 × 13 1/4 in
39.7 × 33.7 cm
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Provenance: Circle Gallery, Chicago, Illinois; Bruce and Ann Bachmann, Chicago, acquired from the …

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Provenance: Circle Gallery, Chicago, Illinois; Bruce and Ann Bachmann, Chicago, acquired from the above, May 1989; Private collection, New York.

NOTE: The authenticity of the present work has been confirmed by Pierre Vasarely, President of the Foundation Vasarely, universal legatee and the moral right holder of …

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Signed twice, titled, and dated verso: Vasarely / "Orias" / 1980 / Vasarely
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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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Provenance: Circle Gallery, Chicago, Illinois; Bruce and Ann Bachmann, Chicago, acquired from the …

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Provenance: Circle Gallery, Chicago, Illinois; Bruce and Ann Bachmann, Chicago, acquired from the above, May 1989; Private collection, New York.

NOTE: The authenticity of the present work has been confirmed by Pierre Vasarely, President of the Foundation Vasarely, universal legatee and the moral right holder of …

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Signature
Signed twice, titled, and dated verso: Vasarely / "Orias" / 1980 / Vasarely
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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

Orias, 1980

Acrylic on board
15 5/8 × 13 1/4 in
39.7 × 33.7 cm
Bidding closed
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