1908 - 1997
signed; signed, titled, dated 1981 and dedicated on the reverse
acrylic on cardboard laid on wood, in artist's frame
68 by 58 cm. 26¾ by 22⅞ in.
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.
The colour in the catalogue illustration is fairly accurate, although the overall tonality is slightly richer in the original.
This work is in very good condition. Close inspection reveals some faint handling marks to the lower edge at centre. Extremely close inspection reveals some very faint, unobtrusive diagonal scratches to the upper left quadrant, which are possibly inherent to the artist's choice of media. Further close inspection reveals some chips to the artist's frame, which are in keeping with the aging process. Inspection under ultraviolet light reveals some stablised craquelure to the lower right edge, and a small area of uneven fluorescence in the upper right quadrant.
In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue.
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Montefiore Auction House, Tel Aviv, 27 March 2012, Lot 158
Acquired from the above by the present owner