Victor Vasarely - 20th Century & Contemporary Art Day Sale London Thursday, June 29, 2017 | Phillips
  • Provenance

    Private Collection, USA (acquired directly from the artist)

  • Catalogue Essay

    When viewing Vasarely’s Dell-Piros, executed in 1975, we are immediately plunged into the artist’s sublime geometric cosmos. Through spherical distortions in his grid-like composition, the picture plane appears to warp, while a central electrifying form appears pronounced. Grey and red tonal variations seem to effervesce, stellar-like, while Vasarely’s formal intricacies create a stratospheric viewpoint. Exploring the distortion of colour and form in his seminal Vega series, Vasarely’s weaved geometric variations seem to reference the void of space. Subsuming the viewer like a vortex, areas of the work seem to both recede and push out simultaneously. By imbuing a sense of vertigo Dell-Piros transports us to an otherworldly universe through the artist’s meticulous geometric precision and careful equilibrium of colour and light.



signed 'Vasarely' lower centre; further signed, titled and dated 'VASARELY Victor Vasarely "DELL-PIROS" 1975' on the reverse
acrylic on canvas
80.5 x 80.5 cm (31 3/4 x 31 3/4 in.)
Painted in 1975, the authenticity of the present work has been confirmed by Pierre Vasarely. The work will be included in the forthcoming Catalogue Raisonné de l’Oeuvre Peint de Victor Vasarely, which is currently being compiled by the Fondation Vasarely, Aix-en-Provence. Pierre Vasarely has suggested that the present work was painted circa 1992.

£50,000 - 70,000 ‡♠

Sold for £56,250

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20th Century & Contemporary Art Day Sale

London Auction 30 June 2017