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  • Provenance

    Private Collection (acquired directly from the artist)
    Sotheby's, New York, May 26, 2017, lot 207
    Acquired at the above sale by the present owner

  • 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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Physichromie No. 2540

signed, signed with the artist's initials, titled, inscribed and dated "PHYSICHROMiE No 2540 CRUZ-DiEZ CARACAS 2008 CD" on the reverse
silkscreen and plastic elements mounted on wood, in artist's frame
24 1/8 x 24 in. (61.3 x 61 cm.)
Executed in 2008.

Estimate
$50,000 - 70,000 

Sold for $81,250

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New York Auction 26 September 2018