Victor Vasarely, ‘Sikra-MC’, 1968, Thomas French Fine Art

Published by the Print Club of Cleveland

Printed on glazed wove paper by Atelier Arcay-France

Frame: 16 x 20"

In excellent condition. Framed in a stainless steel welded corner frame.

Signature: Signed in pencil

Publisher: Print Club of Cleveland

Elizabeth Shearer (1924-2014), Chesterland, Ohio

De-assessed by the Cleveland Museum of Art, 2016.

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