VICTOR VASARELY | EG-1-2
1906 - 1997
signed lower left; signed, titled, dated 1967 and inscribed on the reverse
acrylic on panel
Panel: 40½ by 40¼ in. (102.9 by 102.2 cm.)
Framed: 42¼ by 42⅛ in. (107.3 by 107 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.
This work is in good condition overall. There are scattered pinpoint losses and faint scratches, visible upon close inspection. There is a minor water mark 2 in. below the upper edge and a minor accretion in the central upper left quadrant, visible upon close inspection. No evidence of restoration is visible under ultraviolet light. Framed without glazing.
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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." He painted EG-1-2 two years after his inclusion in the Museum of Modern Art, New York. The Responsive Eye.