S otheby’s Paris is pleased to announce its Contemporary Art | Paris sale, which brings together an exciting group of works by some of the most sought-after artists of the moment including Mary Bauermeister, Roy Lichtenstein, Francois Morellet, Jean Dubuffet, Carlos Cruz-Diez and many others. This eclectic ensemble of paintings, works on paper and sculpture presents a unique opportunity to acquire high-quality works at an attractive price point.
In 1959, as he worked on the model for the symphonic orchestra of New York, Cruz-Diez observed how the red colour reflected onto the white surface. The phenomenon fascinated him, leading him to undertake an experiment with cardboard strips: and thus, the physochromies were born. The present work is a historical representation of Cruz-Diez’s revolutionary artistic technique and dates back to a turning point in the artist’s career.