c1968 Victor Vasarely Op Art Limited Edition Signed Print


A highly desirable and visually appealing c1968 framed screenprint by the major exponent of Op Art (optical illusion) Victor Vasarely.

The picture is a composition of different shaped and sized circles that produce the impression of a 3-dimensional cross rising from the background. It was produced as a very limited edition print and is hand signed and numbered 214/250. The condition is very good, with just a few small spots of foxing on the edges, that could easily be restored, if desired. The print has been period mounted, framed and glazed.

Victor Vasarely (born Győző Vásárhelyi 1906-1997), was a Hungarian-French artist, who is widely accepted as a pioneer and leader of the Op art movement. His work entitled Zebra, created in 1937, is considered by some to be one of the earliest examples of Op art. Vasarely left Hungary and settled in Paris in 1930. He worked as a graphic artist and as a creative consultant at advertising agencies in Paris. He eventually went on to produce art and sculpture using optical illusion. Over the next three decades, Vasarely developed his style of geometric abstract art, working in various materials but using a minimal number of forms and colours. The overlapping developments are named after their geographical heritage. Ellipsoid pebbles and shells found during a vacation in 1947 in Brittany inspired him to the Belles-Isles works. Since 1948, Vasarely usually spent his summer months in Gordes in Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, being inspired by the cubic houses for the group of works labelled Gordes/Cristal. He worked on the problem of empty and filled spaces on a flat surface as well as the stereoscopic view.

Size image: 50 x 50 cm (19.7 x 19.7 inches)
Size frame: 88.5 x 86 x 4 cm (34.8 x 33.8 x 1.6 inches)
Weight: 6.35 kg