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Victor Vasarely
1906 - 1997
KARA-DEU
signed; signed twice, titled, dated 1956 (HK) - 73 and variously inscribed on the reverse
acrylic on canvas
168.3 by 145 cm. 66 1/4 by 57 in.
Conceived in 1956 and executed in 1973.
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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.

Provenance

Galería Theo, Madrid
Private Collection
Galerie Agora, Paris
Private Collection
Acquired from the above by the present owner

Catalogue Note

“A great richness of invention appears in Vasarely’s structures, in which the special arrangement of the elements produces that characteristic, irritating, and finally appealing vibration. For here everything contributes to the kinetic form (la plastique cinétique), a term of which he is in fact the inventor" (Marcel Joray, ‘Plastic Arts of the 20th Century’, Vasarely, Switzerland 1969, p. 6).

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