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Sale: 470 / Post War I, June 09. 2018 in Munich Lot 879

Lot description
Dauve. 1977.
Acrylic on canvas.
Signed in lower right. Verso signed, dated, titled and inscribed "P.983" as well as with dimensions. 200 x 200 cm (78.7 x 78.7 in).

With a photo expertise from Pierre Vasarely, sole heir and owner of Victor Vasarely's copyright, Aix-en-Provence, dated January 30, 2016 (in copy). 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.

PROVENANCE: Private collection (acquired directly from the artist).
European private collection.

EXHIBITION: Bilder und Graphik 1930-1985, Kulturhaus Wiesloch, April to May 1986, no cat.

"It is my goal to create art that is collective property and accessible to all, and which serves for the physical and spiritual well-being of all mankind."
Victor Vasarely, quote from: Vasarely. Erfinder der Op-Art, Ostfildern-Ruit 1998, p. 183.

The native Hungarian Victor Vasarely is regarded inventor and pioneer of Op-Art. His bright and large-size composition, created with remarkable precision, are characterized by an unmatched optical vehemence. From a frontal view the bright sphere seems to leave the surreal spatial composition and fly right towards the observer. In his meticulously executed compositions Vasarely is able to take the eye of the observer to a third dimension in an impressive manner. Accordingly, when observing "Dauve" from 1977, the large bulged sphere appears to leave the canvas and heads towards the observer. Especially his spherical forms develop a stunning dynamic on the painting surface. Over the course of his artsitic creation Vasarely has acquired a repertoire of geometirc forms that is entirely indepedent from previous knowledge, nationality and cultural context, comprehensible for everyone and all in line with Vasarely's democratic concept of art, which may be one of the main reasons for the enormous popularity of his work today. [JS]
Victor Vasarely
Dauve, 1977.
Acrylic on canvas
€ 200,000 / $ 230,000
€ 350,000 / $ 402.499

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