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John Vickery (1906 - 1983)
UNTITLED, 1970
gouache and graphite on board; signed with the artist's initials; signed, dated ''70' and inscribed on the reverse
Board: 20 by 23 in. (50.8 by 58.4 cm.); Framed: 20 1/2 by 23 1/2 in. (52.1 by 59.7 cm.)
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Provenance

Collection of the Artist
Acquired from the above by the present owner

Catalogue Note

John Vickery became disenchanted with the commercialization of the art world after the explosion of Abstract Expressionism, and continued to develop his interest in Op Art. For Vickery these artworks were created for the appeal of the eye rather than the heart or mind. His works subtly vibrate and pulsate, heightening the viewer's sensory perceptions and the process of looking at art. Vickery's works are in the collection of the National Gallery of Australia, the National Gallery of Victory, the New Jersey State Museum, Trenton, and the Joslyn Art Museum, Omaha, among others.

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