Carlos Cruz-Diez - 20th Century & Contemporary Art Day Sale, Morning Session New York Tuesday, May 14, 2019 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Galería Buchholz, Madrid
    Private Collection, Texas (acquired from the above)

  • Exhibited

    Madrid, Galería Buchholz, Carlos Cruz-Diez, April 24 - May 5, 1956, p. 2

  • 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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Sin título (serie Signos vegetales)

signed and dated "Carlos Cruz-Diez 55" lower right; further signed, inscribed and dated "Carlos Cruz-Diez Masnou 1955" on the reverse
oil on canvas
31 7/8 x 25 5/8 in. (81 x 65 cm.)
Painted in 1955, this work is accompanied by a certificate of authenticity issued by the Atelier Cruz-Diez dated 2019.

This work will be included in the forthcoming catalogue raisonné being prepared by the Cruz-Diez Art Foundation.

$50,000 - 70,000 

Sold for $56,250

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20th Century & Contemporary Art Day Sale, Morning Session

New York Auction 15 May | On View at 432 and 450 Park Avenue