Carlos Cruz-Diez - 20th Century & Contemporary Art Day Sale, Morning Session New York Wednesday, November 16, 2022 | Phillips

Create your first list.

Select an existing list or create a new list to share and manage lots you follow.

  • Provenance

    Acquired directly from the artist by the present owner

  • Exhibited

    Paris, Galerie Denise René, Cruz-Diez: Circonstance et Ambiguïté de la couleur, November 25, 2010–January 29, 2011 (another example exhibited and illustrated)
    New York, Maxwell Davidson Gallery, Carlos Cruz-Diez: Circumstance and Ambiguity of Color, May 2–June 28, 2013

  • 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.

    View More Works


Transchromie Mecanique A

signed, titled, inscribed, numbered and dated "TRANSCHROMIE MECANIQUE A Paris 1965/2009 Cruz-Diez EXEMPLAIRE No 2/8" on a printed label affixed to the base
plastic, metal and motor
46 1/2 x 15 3/4 in. (118.1 x 40 cm)
Conceived in 1965 and executed in 2009, this work is number 2 from an edition of 8.

This work will be included in the forthcoming Catalogue Raisonné of Cruz-Diez being prepared by the Cruz-Diez Foundation, Houston.

$40,000 - 60,000 

Contact Specialist

Annie Dolan
Specialist, Head of Day Sale, Morning Session
+1 212 940 1288

20th Century & Contemporary Art Day Sale, Morning Session

New York Auction 16 November 2022