Lot 229
  • 229


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  • Victor Vasarely
  • Ezinor
  • signed; signed, titled, inscribed and dated 1949-53 on the reverse
  • oil on canvas
  • 130 x 97 cm; 51 3/16 x 38 3/16 in.
  • Painted in 1949-1953.


Oscar Mairlot, Brussels
Thence by descent to the present owner


IX Premio Lissone, 1955; catalogue, p. 49, illustrated

Catalogue Note

Those who follow the development of my work and read my writings know that  “Vasarely exhibitions” will become gradually rarer. … New tasks await me. I am not joking: “Painting is dead, long live plasticity!” however, the artist I am will slowly yield his place to founder- researchers of an officially recognized non-profit  organization whose task will be to build and embellish the Polychrome City of Happiness. This said how to forget what the “Plat-Pays” represented for me. From Brussels to Knokke, from Courtrai – via La Louvière – to Liege. Beginning in 1954 at the Palais des Beaux-Arts in Brussels, a lump in my throat, I immediately encountered so much friendly warmth, praise and rewards, that I feel eternally fulfilled. Good bye then and see you soon under the Aix-en-Provence sunshine. …

Victor Vasarely

The authenticity of the present work has been confirmed by Pierre Vasarely, President of the Fondation Vasarely, universal legatee and the moral right holder of Victor Vasarely. This work will be included in the forthcoming Catalogue Raisonné de l'Oeuvre Peint de Victor Vasarely, which is currently being compiled by the Fondation Vasarely, Aix-en-Provence.