Victor Vasarely, Serigraph, Composition Black and
Sold on LiveAuctioneers
Lot 0071 Details
France, presumably 1970s
Victor Vasarely (1906-1997) - Hungarian-French artist, co-founder of the OP-ART
Signed in pencil lower right ‘Vasarely’
Numbered in pencil lower left ‘153/250’
Sheet with dry stamp ‘Denise Rene Editeur’
Serigraphs by Vasarely fetch up to 35,000 Euros at international auctions
Overall dimensions framed: 84.5 x 81.5 cm
The founder of Op Art, Victor Vasarely, printed this optically engaging work as a serigraph on wove paper. This artist's work is a modern print of squares in black and white. Since the late 1940s Vasarely started to engage in the concept of geometric patterns and their influence on the senses. He explores and creates his own abstract geometric language that carries a certain kinetic energy.
The print is signed in pencil ‘Vasarely’ and numbered ‘153/250’. The work is in good condition with small studio traces, especially at the edges. The image is occasionally slightly rubbed. The sheet measures 81.5 x 78.5 cm. The framed dimensions are 84.5 x 81.5 cm. The frame shows signs of wear.
Victor Vasarely was born in Pécs in Hungary in 1906. He started studying at the Podolini-Volkmann Academy in Budapest in 1927. In 1930 he moved to Paris where he successfully worked as a graphic designer and started exploring the effect of geometric patterns on the senses. Through that interest he created his own geometric abstractions. The variations of these are image patterns with kinetic effects on the viewer. With this concept Vasarely created the basis and a fundament for the origins of Op Art. Between 1955 and 1968 he regularly took part in the Documenta. In 1976 he opened his Vasary foundation in Aixe-en-Provence and helped to build an institute for architecture. In the same year the city Pécs, where he was born, honoured him with a Vasarely museum. A second museum opened in 1987 at the castle Zichy in Budapest. (cru)
Shipping costs excl. statutory VAT and plus 2,5% (+VAT) shipping insurance.
Auctionata charges the resale rights tax pursuant to Section 26 of the German Copyright Act (UrhG) towards the buyer in case of the sale of an original work of art or photography prior to 70 years having lapsed since the death of their creator. Therefore, Auctionata charges when purchasing a good – if a protection as an original work of art or photography is given – starting from a hammer price of EUR 400 an additional amount, which is calculated according to Section 26 (2) German Copyright Act (UrhG) and which does not exceed the amount of EUR 12,500. You can find more information about resale rights tax in Auctionata´s table of fees and T&C.