Carlos Cruz-Diez - Contemporary Art Day Sale London Thursday, February 16, 2012 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Galerie Denis René, Paris
    Private Collection, Switzerland

  • 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 No. 710

Acrylic on wooden panel with plastic strips.
70.5 × 71.5 cm (27 3/4 × 28 1/8 in).
Signed, titled and dated ‘PHYSICHROMIE No. 710 CRUZ-DIEZ 1974’ on the reverse.

£40,000 - 60,000 

Sold for £87,650

Contemporary Art Day Sale

17 February 2012