Victor Vasarely - Contemporary Art Day Sale London Sunday, June 29, 2008 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Private collection

  • Catalogue Essay

    “The breakthrough brought by his ‘kinetic’ visual experiments transformed the flat surface into a world of unending possibilities, book marking an era in the history of art and foreshadowing a new global reality shaped by programming and the Internet.” (Taken from
    Victor Vasarely’s works play with optical illusions in two dimensional forms to create something fresh and relevant to both the art world and a paralleling world of technology. Considered the founder of Op-Art, Vasarely relies on optical imaging to produce geometric abstract works. The present lot’s repetition of squares gives the optical illusion that the piece is concaving inward. Vasarley tricks the viewer into believing there is volume and life to a merely flat image. The present lot and Vasarely’s style thrives on making the impossibility of three dimensionality possible in two dimensional works.



Oil on canvas.
201 x 100.5 cm. (79 1/8 x 39 5/8 in).
Signed, titled and dated 'WOONNAALL Vasarely 1970/75' on the reverse.

£80,000 - 120,000 

Contemporary Art Day Sale

30 June 2008, 10am & 2pm