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Op Art

OP ART STYLE

The Op art movement emerged in the 1960s, mirroring the counterculture of the time in its embrace of visual trickery, graphic shapes and bright colors.

Spreading across Europe and the Americas, the style — whose name is short for “optical art” — influenced advertising, fashion and interior design before fading in the early ’70s.

Op art remained significant, however, for artists and scientists interested in the nature of perception. And today, it’s seeing a resurgence of interest from collectors and interior designers.

Op artists played with the principles of perception, manipulating line, shape, patterns and color to create the illusion of depth and movement. They drew on and evolved methods developed by past movements, from Impressionism to Abstract Expressionism, to produce intense visual experiences.

All the Op artists shared a focus on the gap between what is and what we perceive. Each, however, had a distinct approach to the issue and a unique visual style.

On 1stDibs, find a collection of Op art that includes works by Josef Albers, Bridget Riley, Jesús Rafael Soto and more.

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Style: Op Art
Fleditwerk
Located in Fairlawn, OH
Fleditwerk Serigraph, 1970 Signed, titled, dated and numbered in pencil by the artist. Publisher: Kunstverein Braunschweig blindstamp lower left Edition: 100 (66/100) Condition: Exce...
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1970s Op Art

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Screen

TallerOr
Located in Fairlawn, OH
TallerOr Screen print printed on "card board" (cream poster board), 1968 Signed and numbered in pencil Edition: 150 (54/150), plus 11 for the Vasarely Foundation Publisher: Atelier A...
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1960s Op Art

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Screen

Ilile D
Located in Fairlawn, OH
Ilile D Screen print, 1990 Signed lower right (see photo) Numbered lower left (see photo) Edition: 300 plus 50 EA Published by Circle Art Gallery Reference: Benavides 1116 Condition:...
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1990s Op Art

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Screen

Permutation, Kinetic Sculpture, Geometric Abstraction, Aluminum
Located in Milano, IT
Optical objects in a handy format produced by Plura Editions, dating back to the late 1970s. This object is part of a series of optical objects in a handy format produced by Plura Ed...
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1970s Op Art

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Steel

E.T. (Fond Argent) /// Abstract Geometric Op Art Victor Vasarely Screenprint Art
Located in Saint Augustine, FL
Artist: Victor Vasarely (Hungarian-French, 1906-1997) Title: "E.T. (Fond Argent)" *Signed by Vasarely in pencil lower right Year: 1983 Medium: Original Screenprint on Arches paper Li...
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1980s Op Art

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Screen

ALCHIMIE & POESIE 5
Located in LILLE, FR
Signed and numbered art print by Julio Le Parc from the series "ALCHIMIES" containing a poem by Julio Le Parc. Very Limited edition Print of only 12 copies ! Technic : Pigment print on pure Cotton paper 270gr. Format :30x42 cm Edition Size : 12 signed and numbered copies. This is number 4 from an edition of 12. OPTIONAL Frame : 32x44 cm white painted oak, plexiglass U.V. Proof for 200€. Julio Le Parc (born September 23, 1928) is an Argentina-born artist who focuses on both modern op art and kinetic art. He is a precursor of Kinetic Art and Op Art, founding member of Groupe de Recherche d’Art Visuel and recipient of the Grand Prize for Painting at the 33rd Venice Biennale in 1966, Julio Le Parc is a major figure in modern art history. Upon arriving in Paris in 1958 he connected with Jesús Rafael Soto and Carlos Cruz-Diez who were already in Paris. There they met Victor Vasarely, Georges...
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2010s Op Art

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Archival Paper, Archival Pigment

Thunder Bay
Located in San Francisco, CA
This artwork titled "Thunder Bay" 1986 is a color serigraph on Wove paper by noted American artist Roy Ahlgren, 1927-2011 It is hand signed, titled, dated and numbered 14/95 in penci...
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Mid-20th Century Op Art

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Screen

Let forever be Black and White Sculpture
Located in Napoli, IT
Scultura metacrilato (plexiglass 100% riciclato) assemblata a mano - design by Gio Schiano (LIMITED EDITIONS OF 50) Misure: alto 30 cm e larga 30 cm, è firmata e numerata con certi...
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2010s Op Art

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Plexiglass

Agam, Composition, XXe Siècle (after)
Located in Auburn Hills, MI
Original Edition Lithograph on wove paper. Inscription: Unsigned and unnumbered, as issued. Excellent Condition; with bifold, as issued. Notes: From the volume, XXe Siècle, n°37, 197...
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1970s Op Art

Materials

Lithograph

Secret Window
Located in Napoli, IT
Scultura metacrilato (plexiglass 100% riciclato) assemblata a mano - design by Gio Schiano (LIMITED EDITIONS OF 69) Misure: alto 30 cm e larga 30 cm, è firmata e numerata con certi...
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2010s Op Art

Materials

Plexiglass

Find the cube (Black and white) Sculpture
Located in Napoli, IT
Scultura metacrilato metacrilato (plexiglass 100% riciclato) assemblata a mano - design by Gio Schiano (LIMITED EDITIONS OF 69) Misure: 30x30x6 è firmata e numerata con certificato,...
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2010s Op Art

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Plexiglass

Inward Eye, #2 OP Art Serigraph by Anuszkiewicz
Located in Long Island City, NY
A limited edition serigraph from the Inward Eye portfolio. The work bears the publishers stamp verso and is unsigned from the edition of 500. Artist: Richard Anuszkiewicz, American ...
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1970s Op Art

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Screen

Inward Eye #3, OP Art Silkscreen by Anuszkiewicz
Located in Long Island City, NY
A limited edition serigraph from the Inward Eye portfolio. The work bears the publishers stamp verso and is unsigned from the edition of 500. Artist: Richard Anuszkiewicz, American ...
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1970s Op Art

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Screen

Untitled
Located in Ljubljana, SI
Untitled. Original color silkscreen, cca. 1980. Edition of 200 signed and numbered impressions on Arches paper. Victor Vasarely was a French painter of Hungarian origin. Influenced b...
Category

Late 20th Century Op Art

Materials

Screen

Conferring Blue, Julian Stanczak
Located in Fairfield, CT
Artist: Julian Stanczak (1928-2017) Title: Conferring Blue Year: 1979 Edition: 175, plus proofs Medium: Silkscreen on Somerset paper Size: 25 x 25 inches Condition: Excellent Inscrip...
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1970s Op Art

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Screen

FELIPE PANTONE SUBTRACTIVE VARIABILITY P 4 Op Art Abstract CMYK Modern Graffiti
Located in Madrid, Madrid
Felipe Pantone - SUBTRACTIVE VARIABILITY P 4 Date of creation: 2020 Medium: Lithograph on paper Edition: 30 Size: 100 x 70 cm Condition: New, in mint condition and never framed Litho...
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2010s Op Art

Materials

Paper, Lithograph

Saeule HK (Detail), 1967 (~36% OFF LIMITED TIME ONLY)
Located in Kansas City, MO
Victor Vasarely Saeule HK (Detail), 1967 Silkscreen on thick glazed paper (after a painting from 1964) Image Size: 10.4 x 4.7 in. Sheet size: 10.6 x 10.6 in. Unsigned as issued Print...
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1960s Op Art

Materials

Screen

Parmasos III
Located in Ljubljana, SI
Original color silkscreen, cca. 1970. Edition of 70 signed and numbered impressions on Arches paper. Marko Spalatin was a modern and contemporary artist from Croatia, who immigrated ...
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Late 20th Century Op Art

Materials

Screen

Albers, Composition (after)
Located in Fairfield, CT
Artist: Josef Albers (1888-1976) (after) Year: 1972 Medium: Silkscreen on wove paper, mounted on museum board Condition: Excellent Inscription: Unsigned and unnumbered, as issued; te...
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1970s Op Art

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Screen

Albers, Homage to the Square (after)
Located in Fairfield, CT
Artist: Josef Albers (1888-1976) (after) Year: 1972 Medium: Silkscreen on wove paper, mounted on museum board Condition: Excellent Inscription: Unsigned and unnumbered, as issued; te...
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1970s Op Art

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Screen

Albers, Homage to the Square (after)
Located in Fairfield, CT
Artist: Josef Albers (1888-1976) (after) Year: 1972 Medium: Silkscreen on wove paper, mounted on museum board Condition: Excellent Inscription: Unsigned and unnumbered, as issued; te...
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1970s Op Art

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Screen

Veiled (from Twelve Progressions), Julian Stanczak
Located in Fairfield, CT
Artist: Julian Stanczak (1928-2017) Title: Veiled (from Twelve Progressions) Year: 1971 Edition: 90, plus proofs Medium: Three color silkscreen on Fabriano paper Size: 32.25 x 26 inc...
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1970s Op Art

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Screen

Sequential Chroma, Julian Stanczak
Located in Fairfield, CT
Artist: Julian Stanczak (1928-2017) Title: Sequential Chroma Year: 1978 Edition: 175, plus proofs Medium: Silkscreen on Somerset paper Size: 30.25 x 25.75 inches Condition: Excellent...
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1970s Op Art

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Screen

Albers, Homage to the Square (after)
Located in Fairfield, CT
Artist: Josef Albers (1888-1976) (after) Year: 1972 Medium: Silkscreen on wove paper, mounted on museum board Condition: Excellent Inscription: Unsigned and unnumbered, as issued; te...
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1970s Op Art

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Screen

FELIPE PANTONE - CHROMADYNA MICAP #1 Op Art Abstract Street Art Black Modern
Located in Madrid, Madrid
Felipe Pantone CHROMADYNA MICAP #1 Date of creation: 2020 Medium: Lithograph on paper Edition number: 24/30 Size: 75.5 x 55.5 cm Condition: New, in mint condition and never framed Li...
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2010s Op Art

Materials

Paper, Lithograph

Vasarely, Composition, Tiefenbilder (after)
Located in Auburn Hills, MI
Original Edition Heliogravure on mylar and paperboard. Excellent condition with publisher’s text on verso, as issued; never framed or matted. Unsigned and unnumbered, as issued. Not...
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1970s Op Art

Materials

Mylar, Screen

Trespass, Julian Stanczak
Located in Fairfield, CT
Artist: Julian Stanczak (1928-2017) Title: Trespass Year: 1979 Edition: 175, plus proofs Medium: Silkscreen on Somerset paper Size: 26.75 x 22.5 inches Condition: Excellent Inscripti...
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1970s Op Art

Materials

Screen

Five Visual Orchestrations, Yaacov Agam
Located in Fairfield, CT
Artist: Yaakov Agam (1928) Title: Five Visual Orchestrations Year: 1990 Medium: Silkscreen on Arches paper Edition: 72, plus proofs Size: 30.25 x 42 inches Condition: Excellent Inscr...
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1980s Op Art

Materials

Screen

FELIPE PANTONE - CHROMADYNAMICA30P Abstraction Urban Graffiti Op Art Light
Located in Madrid, Madrid
Felipe Pantone - CHROMADYNAMICA30P Date of creation: 2022 Medium: Giclée on Archival cold press cotton rag 300gsm Edition: 200 Size: 70 x 50 cm Condition: In mint conditions, brand n...
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2010s Op Art

Materials

Archival Paper, Giclée

Albers, Composition (after)
Located in Fairfield, CT
Artist: Josef Albers (1888-1976) (after) Year: 1972 Medium: Silkscreen on wove paper, mounted on museum board Condition: Excellent Inscription: Unsigned and unnumbered, as issued; te...
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1970s Op Art

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Screen

Albers, Homage to the Square (after)
Located in Fairfield, CT
Artist: Josef Albers (1888-1976) (after) Year: 1972 Medium: Silkscreen on wove paper, mounted on museum board Condition: Excellent Inscription: Unsigned and unnumbered, as issued; te...
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1970s Op Art

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Screen

Albers, Composition (after)
Located in Fairfield, CT
Artist: Josef Albers (1888-1976) (after) Year: 1972 Medium: Silkscreen on wove paper, mounted on museum board Condition: Excellent Inscription: Unsigned and unnumbered, as issued; te...
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1970s Op Art

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Screen

Vasarely, Composition, Tiefenbilder (after)
Located in Auburn Hills, MI
Original Edition Heliogravure on mylar and paperboard. Excellent condition with publisher’s text on verso, as issued; never framed or matted. Unsigned and unnumbered, as issued. Not...
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1970s Op Art

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Mylar, Screen

Albers, Composition (after)
Located in Fairfield, CT
Artist: Josef Albers (1888-1976) (after) Year: 1972 Medium: Silkscreen on wove paper, mounted on museum board Condition: Excellent Inscription: Unsigned and unnumbered, as issued; te...
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1970s Op Art

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Screen

Albers, Composition (after)
Located in Fairfield, CT
Artist: Josef Albers (1888-1976) (after) Year: 1972 Medium: Silkscreen on wove paper, mounted on museum board Condition: Excellent Inscription: Unsigned and unnumbered, as issued; te...
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1970s Op Art

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Screen

Albers, Homage to the Square (after)
Located in Fairfield, CT
Artist: Josef Albers (1888-1976) (after) Year: 1972 Medium: Silkscreen on wove paper, mounted on museum board Condition: Excellent Inscription: Unsigned and unnumbered, as issued; te...
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1970s Op Art

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Screen

Albers, Composition (after)
Located in Fairfield, CT
Artist: Josef Albers (1888-1976) (after) Year: 1972 Medium: Silkscreen on wove paper, mounted on museum board Condition: Excellent Inscription: Unsigned and unnumbered, as issued; te...
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1970s Op Art

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Screen

Albers, Composition (after)
Located in Fairfield, CT
Artist: Josef Albers (1888-1976) (after) Year: 1972 Medium: Silkscreen on wove paper, mounted on museum board Condition: Excellent Inscription: Unsigned and unnumbered, as issued; te...
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1970s Op Art

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Screen

Albers, Composition (after)
Located in Fairfield, CT
Artist: Josef Albers (1888-1976) (after) Year: 1972 Medium: Silkscreen on wove paper, mounted on museum board Condition: Excellent Inscription: Unsigned and unnumbered, as issued; te...
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1970s Op Art

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Screen

Albers, Homage to the Square (after)
Located in Fairfield, CT
Artist: Josef Albers (1888-1976) (after) Year: 1972 Medium: Silkscreen on wove paper, mounted on museum board Condition: Excellent Inscription: Unsigned and unnumbered, as issued; te...
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1970s Op Art

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Screen

Albers, Composition (after)
Located in Fairfield, CT
Artist: Josef Albers (1888-1976) (after) Year: 1972 Medium: Silkscreen on wove paper, mounted on museum board Condition: Excellent Inscription: Unsigned and unnumbered, as issued; te...
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1970s Op Art

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Screen

Albers, Composition (after)
Located in Fairfield, CT
Artist: Josef Albers (1888-1976) (after) Year: 1972 Medium: Silkscreen on wove paper, mounted on museum board Condition: Excellent Inscription: Unsigned and unnumbered, as issued; te...
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1970s Op Art

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Screen

Albers, Composition (after)
Located in Fairfield, CT
Artist: Josef Albers (1888-1976) (after) Year: 1972 Medium: Silkscreen on wove paper, mounted on museum board Condition: Excellent Inscription: Unsigned and unnumbered, as issued; te...
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1970s Op Art

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Screen

Albers, Composition (after)
Located in Fairfield, CT
Artist: Josef Albers (1888-1976) (after) Year: 1972 Medium: Silkscreen on wove paper, mounted on museum board Condition: Excellent Inscription: Unsigned and unnumbered, as issued; te...
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1970s Op Art

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Screen

Albers, Composition (after)
Located in Fairfield, CT
Artist: Josef Albers (1888-1976) (after) Year: 1972 Medium: Silkscreen on wove paper, mounted on museum board Condition: Excellent Inscription: Unsigned and unnumbered, as issued; te...
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1970s Op Art

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Screen

Albers, Composition (after)
Located in Fairfield, CT
Artist: Josef Albers (1888-1976) (after) Year: 1972 Medium: Silkscreen on wove paper, mounted on museum board Condition: Excellent Inscription: Unsigned and unnumbered, as issued; te...
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1970s Op Art

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Screen

Albers, Composition (after)
Located in Fairfield, CT
Artist: Josef Albers (1888-1976) (after) Year: 1972 Medium: Silkscreen on wove paper, mounted on museum board Condition: Excellent Inscription: Unsigned and unnumbered, as issued; te...
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1970s Op Art

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Screen

Albers, Composition (after)
Located in Fairfield, CT
Artist: Josef Albers (1888-1976) (after) Year: 1972 Medium: Silkscreen on wove paper, mounted on museum board Condition: Excellent Inscription: Unsigned and unnumbered, as issued; te...
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1970s Op Art

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Screen

Vasarely, KEZDI - VEGA (Joray 149-151) (after)
Located in Auburn Hills, MI
Original Edition Gelatin Print on archival paper. Excellent condition with publisher’s text on verso, as issued; never framed or matted. Unsigned and unnumbered, as issued. Referenc...
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1970s Op Art

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Archival Paper, Archival Pigment

VICTOR VASARELY - OEUVRES PROFONDES CINETIQUES VII
Located in Pembroke Pines, FL
Artist: Victor Vasarely Title: Profound Works VII Year: 1973 Not signed or numbered, as published Dimensions: 12 in. by 12 in. Framed Edition: From the Rare Limited Edition Publisher...
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1970s Op Art

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Screen

Bridget Riley: A Major Retrospective Lt Ed vintage Exhibition Poster Op Art
Located in New York, NY
Bridget Riley Bridget Riley Works 1959-1978: A Major Retrospective Exhibition, 1978 in collaboration with five international museums Published by the Fine Arts Council UK Offset lit...
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1970s Op Art

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Offset, Lithograph

Albers, Composition (after)
Located in Fairfield, CT
Artist: Josef Albers (1888-1976) (after) Year: 1972 Medium: Silkscreen on wove paper, mounted on museum board Condition: Excellent Inscription: Unsigned and unnumbered, as issued; te...
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1970s Op Art

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Screen

Albers, Homage to the Square (after)
Located in Fairfield, CT
Artist: Josef Albers (1888-1976) (after) Year: 1972 Medium: Silkscreen on wove paper, mounted on museum board Condition: Excellent Inscription: Unsigned and unnumbered, as issued; te...
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1970s Op Art

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Screen

Red kinetic sphere medium
Located in Brussels, BE
Acrylic on stainless steel needles, entirely hand done, on led pedestal (extra). Yoshiyuki Miura is a kinetic art (op art) Master, highly collectable. This piece is light by a LED p...
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21st Century and Contemporary Op Art

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Steel

VICTOR VASARELY - OEUVRES PROFONDES CINETIQUES - 1973
Located in Pembroke Pines, FL
Artist: Victor Vasarely Title: Profound Works Year: 1973 Not signed or numbered, as published Dimensions: 12 in. by 12 in. Framed Edition: From the Rare Limited Edition Publisher: Ed...
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1970s Op Art

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Screen

Albers, Homage to the Square (after)
Located in Fairfield, CT
Artist: Josef Albers (1888-1976) (after) Year: 1972 Medium: Silkscreen on wove paper, mounted on museum board Condition: Excellent Inscription: Unsigned and unnumbered, as issued; te...
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1970s Op Art

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Screen

Vasarely, Composition, VONAL (after)
Located in Auburn Hills, MI
Original Edition Heliogravure on archival paper. Excellent condition with publisher’s text on verso, as issued; never framed or matted. Unsigned and unnumbered, as issued. Notes: Fr...
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1970s Op Art

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Screen

Vasarely, VEGA - BI - ARCT (Joray 155) (after)
Located in Auburn Hills, MI
Original Edition Gelatin Print on archival paper. Excellent condition with publisher’s text on verso, as issued; never framed or matted. Unsigned and unnumbered, as issued. Referenc...
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1970s Op Art

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Archival Paper, Archival Pigment

Op Art art for sale on 1stDibs.

Find a wide variety of authentic Op art available for sale on 1stDibs. Works in this style were very popular during the 21st Century and Contemporary, but contemporary artists have continued to produce works inspired by this movement. If you’re looking to add art created in this style to introduce contrast in an otherwise neutral space in your home, the works available on 1stDibs include elements of blue, purple, orange, red and other colors. Many Pop art paintings were created by popular artists on 1stDibs, including Victor Vasarely, Roy Ahlgren, Victor Debach, and Yaacov Agam. Frequently made by artists working with Screen Print, and Paint and other materials, all of these pieces for sale are unique and have attracted attention over the years. Not every interior allows for large Op Art, so small editions measuring 2 inches across are also available. Prices for art made by famous or emerging artists can differ depending on medium, time period and other attributes. On 1stDibs, the price for these items starts at $66 and tops out at $350,000, while the average work sells for $1,616.

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