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Victor Vasarely (1906-1997)
Encelade
c.1958
Screenprint (19/68)
Signed 'Victor Vasarely'
Stamped '000024' (verso)
Image 21 x 19.5 ins / 53 x 50 cms
Page 25 x 23.5 ins / 64 x 60 cms

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Victor Vasarely (1906-1997)

Victor Vasarely was born in Pécs, Hungary on 9th April 1906. He was a Hungarian-French artist who is widely acknowledged as the founder of the Op Art movement.

Vasarely’s work was based on optical illusion. He developed his own geometric form of abstraction which he varied to create different optical patterns with a kinetic effect.

Vasarely exhibited works regularly at the Documenta in Kassel between 1955 and 1968. He designed the official spiral-shaped logo of the 20th Olympic games in Munich (1972). In 1976 he founded the Fondation Vasarely in Aix-en-Provence which, in 1981, supported the creation of an institute for contemporary design and architecture. The Vasarely Museum in the artist's birth-town Pécs was opened in 1976, followed by the opening of a second museum in Zichy Palace in Budapest in 1987.

Vasarely died in Paris on 15 March 1997 aged 90.