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  • Artist Biography

    Carlos Cruz-Diez

    Venezuelan • 1923 - 2019

    Carlos Cruz-Diez moved from his native Caracas to Paris in 1955, where he lived and worked for the rest of his life. He was a major protagonist in the field of kinetic and Op Art, a movement based on "an awareness of the instability of reality."

    Inspired by such artists as Georges Seurat and Josef Albers, his work focuses on the kinetic energy of color and its existence as an autonomous and evolving reality, independent from form or structure. Much of his work, in particular his Physichromie series, is created by plotting lines of contrasting color alongside each other, creating an illusion of movement as the viewer's position relative to the artwork shifts.

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VENEZUELAN

90

five prints

circa 1970-79
Five screenprints in colors, on card paper.
Various sizes.
Signed, (three dated) and numbered 30/50, 81/200, 57/200, 185/200 and 179/200 respectively in pencil, published by Denise René Editions, Paris (three with their blindstamp), all unframed.

Estimate
$2,000 - 3,000 

Sold for $6,875

LATIN AMERICA

29 September 2010
New York