Carlos Cruz-Diez - Evening & Day Editions London Thursday, September 12, 2019 | Phillips

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  • 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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Couleur Additive (Colour Addition)

The complete set of eight screenprints in colours, on light-weight card paper, with full margins, with title page and colophon, all contained in the original white card portfolio box with printed design.
all I. 60 x 60 cm (23 5/8 x 23 5/8 in.)
all S. 75 x 75 cm (29 1/2 x 29 1/2 in.)
portfolio 77.5 x 77.5 x 2 cm (30 1/2 x 30 1/2 x 0 3/4 in.)

All signed, dated '70' and numbered 1/200 in pencil, the colophon further numbered '1' in pencil, published by Éditions Denise René, Paris (with their blindstamp).

£6,000 - 8,000 

Sold for £17,500

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Evening & Day Editions

London Auction 12 September 2019