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Sale: 437 / Post War I, Dec. 10. 2016 in Munich Lot 848

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Vilma. Um 1990.
Acrylic on canvas.
Lower center signed. Verso twice signed, titled, inscribed and with dimensions. Once more titled on stretcher and with dimensions. 120 x 120 cm (47.2 x 47.2 in).

This work's authenticity has kindly been confirmed by Pierre Vasarely. The work will be included into the forthcoming catalog raisonné of paintings by Victor Vasarely, currently compiled by the Fondation Vasarely, Aix-en-Provence.

PROVENANCE: Galerie Bamberger, Strasbourg.
Private collection Hesse (since ca. 1990).

In this work "Vilma" Vasarely created a grid of geometric-abstract forms in bright colors which evokes the impression of a spatial construction. A plastic hemisphere seems to extend into the surrounding space. This way the artist plays with the observer's perception. Even though the observer is well aware of the fact that it is a two-dimensional picture, it can only be perceived three-dimensionally. The illusion of a permanently changing spatial reality adds to the delusion. In his pictures Vasarely negated a universal truth of perception and made major contributions to the formation of Op-Art, of which he was the main representative. [EL]
Victor Vasarely
Vilma, Um 1990.
Acrylic on canvas
€ 70,000 / $ 80,500
€ 81,250 / $ 93.437

(incl. 25% surcharge)

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