Victor Vasarely, ‘TSENGUE’, Conceived in 1960 and 1987, Phillips

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This work is accompanied by a certificate of authenticity from Pierre Vasarely.

Signature: signed 'VASARELY' lower edge; further signed, titled and dated 'VASARELY "TSENGUE" CONÇUE EN 1960 ACHEVÉE EN 1987' on the reverse

Private Collection, Bergamo
Private Collection, Milan

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