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Victor Vasarely

Wista, 1949

Oil on canvas
18 1/10 × 15 in
46 × 38 cm
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Koller Auctions

The authenticity has been confirmed by Pierre Vasarely, Fondation Vasarely, Aix-en-Provence, …

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The authenticity has been confirmed by Pierre Vasarely, Fondation Vasarely, Aix-en-Provence, October 2019. We thank Pierre Vasarely for his kind support.
This work will be included in the forthcoming "Catalogue raisonné de l’oeuvre peint de Victor Vasarely".

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Signed and dated lower centre: VASARELY-49. Signed, dated and title on the reverse, also with work number: No 214 VASARELY "WISTA" 1949. … Read more
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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Koller Auctions

The authenticity has been confirmed by Pierre Vasarely, Fondation Vasarely, Aix-en-Provence, …

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The authenticity has been confirmed by Pierre Vasarely, Fondation Vasarely, Aix-en-Provence, October 2019. We thank Pierre Vasarely for his kind support.
This work will be included in the forthcoming "Catalogue raisonné de l’oeuvre peint de Victor Vasarely".

Signature
Signed and dated lower centre: VASARELY-49. Signed, dated and title on the reverse, also with work number: No 214 VASARELY "WISTA" 1949. … Read more
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

Wista, 1949

Oil on canvas
18 1/10 × 15 in
46 × 38 cm
Bidding closed
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