Carlos Cruz-Diez - 20th C. & Contemporary Art Day Sale, Morning Session New York Wednesday, November 13, 2019 | Phillips
  • Provenance

    The Artist
    Mayor Gallery, London (acquired from the above in 2009)
    Acquired from the above by the present owner

  • Artist Biography

    Carlos Cruz-Diez

    Venezuelan • 1923 - 2019

    Carlos Cruz-Diez moved from his native Caracas to Paris in 1960. He is 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 1496

signed with the artist’s initials, inscribed, titled and dated "PHYSICHROMIE 1496 CRUZ-DIEZ PARIS 2007 C. D" on a plaque on the reverse
silkscreen and acrylic strips, in artist’s frame
39 5/8 x 78 3/4 in. (100.5 x 200 cm.)
Executed in 2007.

$250,000 - 350,000 

Sold for $250,000

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20th C. & Contemporary Art Day Sale, Morning Session

New York Auction 13 November 2019