Carlos Cruz-Diez - Editions & Works on Paper New York Tuesday, April 18, 2023 | Phillips
  • 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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The complete set of five manipulable screenprints in colors, on light wove paper and clear acetate, with full margins, contained in the original in cardboard sleeves, with title page, colophon, and artist's texts, all contained in the original card portfolio box with printed title.
all sleeves 12 5/8 x 12 5/8 in. (32 x 32 cm)
portfolio 13 1/4 x 13 1/4 x 0 7/8 in. (33.8 x 33.8 x 2.5 cm)

Signed with initials in black ink and stamp-numbered '115' on the colophon, from the edition of 250 (there were also 10 sets reserved for libraries), published by Éditions Denise René, Paris.

$4,000 - 6,000 

Sold for $6,985

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Editions & Works on Paper

New York Auction 18 - 20 April 2023