VICTOR VASARELY | PROFF
 VICTOR VASARELY | PROFF
 VICTOR VASARELY | PROFF
 VICTOR VASARELY | PROFF
 VICTOR VASARELY | PROFF
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VICTOR VASARELY | PROFF

Estimate: 25,000 - 35,000 USD

VICTOR VASARELY | PROFF

Estimate: 25,000 - 35,000 USD

Lot Sold:22,500USD

Lot Details

Description

VICTOR VASARELY

1906 - 1997

PROFF


signed; signed, titled and dated 1987 on the reverse

acrylic on canvas

Canvas: 28⅜ by 23⅝ in. (72 by 60 cm.)

Framed: 28¾ by 24 in. (73 by 61 cm.)


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

Calmels Cohen, Paris, 5 December 2005

Acquired at the above sale by the present owner

Condition Report

This work is in very good condition overall. There is minor soiling to the upper edge and lower left corner, visible upon close inspection. There is a 1 inch minute scratch at the left edge and a minor scuff at the lower left corner, both visible upon close inspection. Under ultraviolet light, there are no apparent repairs or inpainting. Framed without glazing.


The lot is sold in the condition it is in at the time of sale. The condition report is provided to assist you with assessing the condition of the lot and is for guidance only. Any reference to condition in the condition report for the lot does not amount to a full description of condition. The images of the lot form part of the condition report for the lot provided by Sotheby's. Certain images of the lot provided online may not accurately reflect the actual condition of the lot. In particular, the online images may represent colours and shades which are different to the lot's actual colour and shades. The condition report for the lot may make reference to particular imperfections of the lot but you should note that the lot may have other faults not expressly referred to in the condition report for the lot or shown in the online images of the lot. The condition report may not refer to all faults, restoration, alteration or adaptation because Sotheby's is not a professional conservator or restorer but rather the condition report is a statement of opinion genuinely held by Sotheby's. For that reason, Sotheby's condition report is not an alternative to taking your own professional advice regarding the condition of the lot.

Cataloguing

Provenance

Calmels Cohen, Paris, 5 December 2005

Acquired at the above sale by the present owner

Catalogue Note

Victor Vasarely is widely regarded as a forefather of the Op art movement. Indeed, Vaserely is quoted as stating: “I have faith in the advent of a polychrome and multidimensional language technological art that will radiate as the first purely visual language void of any anecdotic or literary references." His work was included in The Responsive Eye, a seminal Op Art exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art, New York. Proff is a rare example in which the artist incorporates a figure by way of his signature style. 

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