Carlos Cruz-Diez - New Now London Wednesday, December 5, 2018 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Private Collection
    Fine Art Auctions, Miami, 3 December 2016, lot 43
    Acquired at the above sale by the present owner

  • Exhibited

    London, Phillips, Carlos Cruz-Diez: Luminous Reality, 16 July - 6 September 2018, no. 13

  • Artist Biography

    Carlos Cruz-Diez

    Venezuelan • 1923

    Carlos Cruz-Diez moved from his native Caracas to Paris in 1960, where he still lives and works. 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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Color Aditivo Permutable Serie D

silkscreen on aluminium
each 80 x 80 x 80 cm (31 1/2 x 31 1/2 x 31 1/2 in.)
overall 160 x 139 x 4 cm (62 7/8 x 54 3/4 x 1 5/8 in.)
installation dimensions variable

Executed in 1982, this work is from an edition of 20.

£50,000 - 70,000 ‡♠

Sold for £62,500

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New Now

London Auction 5 December 2018