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Victor Vasarely Lithograph
By Victor Vasarely
Located in Oak Harbor, OH
Artist: Victor Vasarely Medium: Lithograph Movement/style: Modern Signed and numbered : 133/250 Condition: This Victor Vasarely lithograph is in very good vintage condit...
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Vintage 1970s French Mid-Century Modern Contemporary Art

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Paper

  • Victor Vasarely Lithograph
  • Victor Vasarely Lithograph
  • Victor Vasarely Lithograph
  • Victor Vasarely Lithograph
H 13.25 in. W 12.75 in. D 1 in.
Victor Vasarely Lithograph Geometrical structure 4.
By Victor Vasarely
Located in Paris, FR
Victor Vasarely Lithograph Geometrical structure 4 Circa 1973 Signed by the artist in pencil Numbered in pencil by the artist 11/60 Annotated FV in pencil
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1970s Abstract Geometric Abstract Prints

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Paper

Victor Vasarely Lithograph
By Victor Vasarely
Located in Oak Harbor, OH
Artist: Victor Vasarely Medium: Lithograph Movement/Style: Modern Signed and Numbered : 133/250 Condition: This Victor Vasaerly lithograph is in very good vintage condit...
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Vintage 1970s French Mid-Century Modern Contemporary Art

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Paper

  • Victor Vasarely Lithograph
  • Victor Vasarely Lithograph
  • Victor Vasarely Lithograph
  • Victor Vasarely Lithograph
H 13.25 in. W 12.75 in. D 1 in.
Victor Vasarely Lithograph
By Victor Vasarely
Located in Oak Harbor, OH
Artist: Victor Vasarely Medium: Lithograph Movement/Style: Modern Signed and Numbered : 133/250 Condition: This Victor Vasaerly lithograph is in very good vintage condit...
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Vintage 1970s French Mid-Century Modern Contemporary Art

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Paper

  • Victor Vasarely Lithograph
  • Victor Vasarely Lithograph
  • Victor Vasarely Lithograph
  • Victor Vasarely Lithograph
H 13.25 in. W 12.75 in. D 1 in.
Tecoma - 1972 - Victor Vasarely - Lithograph
By Victor Vasarely
Located in Roma, IT
Tecoma is a wonderful colored lithograph with a black, blue, pink abstract composition realized by Victor Vasarely in 1972. The plate is from the portfolio Octal edited by Bruckmann...
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1970s Op Art Abstract Prints

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Lithograph

Victor Vasarely Cubist Lithograph
By Victor Vasarely
Located in New York, NY
Signed cubist lithograph by Hungarian/French Op Art artist Victor Vasarely.
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Vintage 1970s French Mid-Century Modern Prints

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Paper

  • Victor Vasarely Cubist Lithograph
  • Victor Vasarely Cubist Lithograph
  • Victor Vasarely Cubist Lithograph
  • Victor Vasarely Cubist Lithograph
H 21.75 in. W 17.75 in. D 1 in.
Garam - 1972 - Victor Vasarely - Original Lithograph
By Victor Vasarely
Located in Roma, IT
Garam is an amazing colored lithograph realized by Victor Vasarely in 1972. The plate is from the portfolio Octal, edited by Bruckmann Publisher, München, in 1972, and with text by ...
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1970s Abstract Abstract Prints

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Lithograph

Victor Vasarely Signed and Numbered Silk Screen Lithograph
By Victor Vasarely
Located in East Hampton, NY
This beautiful silk screen litho is signed and numbered 209 of 250. Frame is original to period. Psychedelic patterns that emerge from early computational experiments parallel Optica...
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Vintage 1970s American Post-Modern Contemporary Art

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Glass, Paper

Victor Vasarely Black, White and Purple Cubist Lithograph
By Victor Vasarely
Located in New York, NY
Handsome 1970s Victor Vasarely black, white and purple Cubist lithograph. Signed on the back. Vasarely was a prolific Hungarian/French Op Artist.
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Vintage 1970s French Mid-Century Modern Contemporary Art

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Lacquer, Paper

"L’échiquier" by Victor Vasarely
By Victor Vasarely
Located in Paris, FR
The Exchequer - Victor Vasarely - 1935 Lithography Inscribed on the back "L'échiquier - Lithog (1935)". Paper size: 40x46cm Size of the work: 33x23cm Signature at bottom right in p...
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1930s Op Art Abstract Prints

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Lithograph

Victor Vasarely Limited Edition Op Art Lithograph, Signed and Numbered
By Victor Vasarely
Located in Miami, FL
Victor Vasarely (French-Hungarian 1908 - 1997) lithograph on paper, optical art illusion with cubes. The work is signed and numbered in pencil and maintains original aluminum frame. ...
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Contemporary Art

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Aluminum

“Basse-Cour" Rare Early Design Hand-Signed Lithograph by Victor Vasarely, Framed
By Victor Vasarely
Located in Los Angeles, CA
"Basse-Cour," an original lithograph by Victor Vasarely, is a piece for the true collector. This is a rare work by Vasarely where he explored animals and the depiction of movement. O...
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1970s Op Art Abstract Prints

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Lithograph

“Zèbre" Limited Edition Hand-Signed Op-Art Lithograph by Victor Vasarely, Framed
By Victor Vasarely
Located in Los Angeles, CA
"Zèbre" an original lithograph by Victor Vasarely, is a piece for the true collector. Vasarely is considered the father of the Op-Art movement and developed an iconic style that is r...
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1960s Op Art Animal Prints

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Lithograph

Victor Vasarely 'Koska-Sin' Serigraph, 1975
By Victor Vasarely
Located in New York, NY
Vasarely's 'Koska-Sin' is part of an edition of 125 copies. His work is most known for its style of geometric abstraction; of which Vasarely works in various mediums while only using...
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1970s Op Art Abstract Prints

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Lithograph, Archival Paper, Screen

"Quamie" Teal Geometric Abstract Lithograph
By Victor Vasarely
Located in Houston, TX
Lovely geometric abstract lithograph titled "Quamie" by renowned Op Art artist Victor Vasarely. Edition 69/125. Signed in lower right corner. Hung in a black wooden frame with a gray...
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1960s Abstract Geometric Abstract Prints

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Lithograph

Geometric Composition - Lithograph and stencil, 1958
By Victor Vasarely
Located in Paris, FR
Victor VASARELY Geometric Composition, 1958 Lithograph and stencil (Jacomet workshop) On wove paper 31 x 24 cm (c. 12 x 10 in) Edited by San Lazarro, 1958 Excellent condition
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1950s Abstract Abstract Prints

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Lithograph

Origins : Cinetic Composition with Toys - Original Lithograph, Handsigned
By Victor Vasarely
Located in Paris, FR
Victor Vasarely Origins : Cinetic Composition with Toys Original Lithograph Handsigned in pencil Numbered / 200 On BFK Rives vellum 56 x 76 cm (c. 22 c 30 in) Very good condition,...
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1970s Abstract Geometric Abstract Prints

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Lithograph

No title
By Victor Vasarely
Located in Paris, FR
Serigraph, 1970 Edition : 214/275 85.00 cm. x 55.00 cm. 33.46 in. x 21.65 in. (paper) 76.00 cm. x 43.00 cm. 29.92 in. x 16.93 in. (image) Handsigned by the artist in pencil Ref : L...
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1970s Abstract Abstract Prints

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Lithograph

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H 33.47 in. W 21.66 in.
Museum #5
By Victor Vasarely
Located in Chatsworth, CA
This piece is an original silkscreen on paper by Victor Vasarely, created in 1987. Vasarely was a Hungarian-French artist who was widely known as the pioneer of the Op Art Movement, ...
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1980s Op Art Abstract Prints

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Lithograph

Locmaria
By Victor Vasarely
Located in Paris, FR
Serigraph, 1972 Edition : 39/150 48.00 cm. x 40.00 cm. 18.9 in. x 15.75 in. (paper) 25.50 cm. x 33.50 cm. 10.04 in. x 13.19 in. (image) Handsigned by the artist in pencil Ref : LCD...
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1970s Abstract Abstract Prints

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Lithograph

  • Locmaria
  • Locmaria
H 18.9 in. W 15.75 in.
Beryll
By Victor Vasarely
Located in Kansas City, MO
Victor Vasarely Beryll Year: 1972 Color lithograph on cream-colored Arches Size: 11.5 × 7.2 on 12.5 × 9.8 inches Edition: 800 Publisher: Alain C. Mazo, Paris u. Léon Amiel, New York,...
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1970s Op Art Abstract Prints

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Lithograph

Beryll
H 12.5 in. W 9.8 in.
Vega-Tuz
By Victor Vasarely
Located in Kansas City, MO
Victor Vasarely Vega-Tuz Year: 1981 Medium: Color Lithograph Size: 23.0 x 16.0 in. Signed in in the stone COA provided Victor Vasarely (Hungarian-French, 1906-1997) is one of the fo...
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1980s Op Art Abstract Prints

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Lithograph

Ferde
By Victor Vasarely
Located in Missouri, MO
Victor Vasarely "Ferde" c. 1970 Serigraph Signed and Numbered Ed. 250
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1970s Abstract Geometric Abstract Prints

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Lithograph

  • Ferde
  • Ferde
H 23.5 in. W 23.5 in. D 1 in.
Optical Art
By Victor Vasarely
Located in Buffalo, NY
An original hand signed and numbered lithograph by the master of kinetic art Victor Vasarely. This work is in very good condition and is being offered unframed for this price. This...
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1970s Kinetic Abstract Prints

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Paper, Lithograph

Heisenberg
By Victor Vasarely
Located in Paris, FR
Serigraph Edition : 4/25 65.00 cm. x 61.00 cm. 25.59 in. x 24.02 in. (image) Annoted "EA" Handsigned by the artist in pencil Ref : LCD1781
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1970s Abstract Abstract Prints

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Lithograph

  • Heisenberg
  • Heisenberg
H 25.6 in. W 24.02 in.
IUSKA
By Victor Vasarely
Located in Missouri, MO
Victor Vasarely "IUSKA" Serigraph Ed. 48/300 Signed and Numbered Framed Size: approx. 40 x 38.5 inches Image Size: approx 25 x 25 inches
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1980s Op Art Prints and Multiples

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Lithograph

  • IUSKA
  • IUSKA
  • IUSKA
  • IUSKA
H 40 in. W 38.5 in. D 1 in.
Olkia-1
By Victor Vasarely
Located in Fairlawn, OH
Olkia-1 Color lithograph, 1962 Signed dated and numbered in lower margin Edition: 80 (32/80) Condition: Very good. White pigment appears to have been added along the border of the ov...
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1960s Op Art Abstract Prints

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Lithograph

  • Olkia-1
  • Olkia-1
  • Olkia-1
  • Olkia-1
H 20 in. W 17.75 in.
Beryll
By Victor Vasarely
Located in Long Island City, NY
Artist: Victor Vasarely, Hungarian (1908 - 1997) Title: Beryll from Souvenirs de Portraits d'Artistes Jacques Prevert Le Coeur a l'ouvrage Year: 1972 Medium: Lithograph, signed in th...
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1970s Op Art Abstract Prints

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Lithograph

Red and Green Bubbles
By Victor Vasarely
Located in Missouri, MO
Victor Vasarely "Red and Green Bubbles" c. 1970 Color Serigraph Signed and Numbered Ed. 125 Framed Size: 34 x 29.5 inches Image: approx 18 x 18 inches
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1970s Abstract Geometric Abstract Prints

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Lithograph

Juggler
By Victor Vasarely
Located in Missouri, MO
Victor Vasarely "Juggler" c. 1970 Serigraph Signed and Numbered Ed. 250 Framed Size: 33.25 x 24.25 inches Image: 25.5 x 16 inches
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1970s Abstract Geometric Abstract Prints

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Lithograph

  • Juggler
  • Juggler
  • Juggler
  • Juggler
H 33.25 in. W 24.25 in.
MAKK-S
By Victor Vasarely
Located in Missouri, MO
Victor Vasarely "MAKK-S" Serigraph Ed. HC 11/45 Signed and Numbered Image Size: 25 x 25 inches Framed Size: approx. 45 x 40.5 inches Victor Vasarely was born in Hungary in 1906, as...
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1970s Op Art Prints and Multiples

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Lithograph

  • MAKK-S
  • MAKK-S
  • MAKK-S
  • MAKK-S
H 40 in. W 39 in.
Sphere and Cube
By Victor Vasarely
Located in Missouri, MO
Victor Vasarely "Sphere and Cube" c. 1970 Serigraph Signed and Numbered Ed. 250 Framed Size: 42 x 31 inches Image Size: 28 x 21 inches
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1970s Abstract Geometric Abstract Prints

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Lithograph

Abstract in Purple and Green
By Victor Vasarely
Located in Missouri, MO
Victor Vasarely "Abstract" c. 1970 Serigraph Ed. 275 Signed and Numbered Image Size: 23.5 x 23.5 Framed: approx 34 x 34.5 inches
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1970s Abstract Geometric Abstract Prints

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Lithograph

TECOMA
By Victor Vasarely
Located in Aventura, FL
Hand signed and numbered by the artist. Image size 13 x 10 inches. Sheet size 18.9 x 15.8 inches. Frame size approx 25.5 x 22 inches. From the main edition of 150. Additional image...
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1970s Op Art Abstract Prints

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Paper, Lithograph

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  • TECOMA
  • TECOMA
H 18.9 in. W 15.8 in.
Selection of Modernist Art Lithographs or Serigraphs
By Claude and Francois-Xavier Lalanne, Victor Vasarely, (after) Henri Matisse, (after) Alexander Calder
Located in Atlanta, GA
Selection of modernist art serigraphs or lithographs, circa 1950s-1970s. They are: 1) Victor Vasarely color lithograph, circa 1960s. It has been recently reframed in a clean lined bl...
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Prints

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Glass, Paper, Wood

"Vasarely - Chateau de Culan" Cubist Original Vintage Exhibition Poster
By Victor Vasarely
Located in Boston, MA
A bold, graphic original lithograph for Victor Vasarely (1906-1997)’s exhibition at the Château de Culan in central France in 1975, depicting multi-colored geometric shapes in a Cubi...
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1970s Cubist Prints and Multiples

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Lithograph

Red Tonal Geometric Abstract In the Style of Victor Vasarely
Located in Houston, TX
Red abstract geometric lithograph signed by Arnold Golberg and editioned 8 of 25. The work is in the style of Victor Vasarely who is known for creating abstract works that act as opt...
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20th Century Abstract Geometric Abstract Prints

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Lithograph

(Title Unknown)-Print
Located in Clinton Twp, MI
Open edition print presumably from a large size. Measures 37 x 28 inches and is unframed. The date of creation is unknown, but is believed to be within the Late 20th Century. The pie...
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Late 20th Century Abstract Prints

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Lithograph

Victor Vasarely "Centaur" Lithograph
By Victor Vasarely
Located in Paris, FR
Victor VASARELY (1906-1997) Centaur, 1987 Lithograph on Arches paper Printing of 80 on Arches paper and 99 on Rives paper, signed and certified E.A (artist’s proof) with pencil b...
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20th Century French Prints

  • Victor Vasarely "Centaur" Lithograph
  • Victor Vasarely "Centaur" Lithograph
  • Victor Vasarely "Centaur" Lithograph
  • Victor Vasarely "Centaur" Lithograph
H 26.78 in. W 20.87 in. D 0.4 in.
A Signed Lithograph by Victor Vasarely
By Victor Vasarely
Located in New York, NY
A Signed Lithograph by Victor Vasarely
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Mid-20th Century French Contemporary Art

  • A Signed Lithograph by Victor Vasarely
  • A Signed Lithograph by Victor Vasarely
  • A Signed Lithograph by Victor Vasarely
  • A Signed Lithograph by Victor Vasarely
H 35.50 in. W 30.75 in. D 1 in.
Captivating Signed Victor Vasarely Optic Art Lithograph
By Victor Vasarely
Located in Mount Penn, PA
Fantastic varying blues, greens, whites and black toned geometric squares Lithograph. Signed vasarely and numbered FV 26/50. The image size is 28" wide by 28" high.
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Vintage 1970s French Modern Decorative Art

Victor Vasarely 1906-1997, Pencil signed and numbered Lithograph Rare early work
By Victor Vasarely
Located in Boynton Beach, FL
Victor Vasarely 1906-1997 Limited edition Pencil signed and numbered lithograph Edition- 26/250 Black frame approx: 40" x 34", Image 28" x 23", good condition, circa. 1970s.
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20th Century Prints and Multiples

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Lithograph

Optical Art Black and White Lithographs or Screen-Prints by Victor Vasarely
By Victor Vasarely
Located in Hudson, NY
These optical black and white prints come from a portfolio of ten lithographs. All signed and numbered on front. Titles, copyright and date on verso. Sold separately.
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20th Century Swiss Modern Prints

One of a Pair of Signed and Numbered Off-Set Lithographs by Victor Vasarely
By Victor Vasarely
Located in New York, NY
One of A Pair of Signed and Numbered Off-Set Lithographs by Victor Vasarely, c. 1965
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Vintage 1960s Prints

One of a Pair of Signed and Numbered Off-Set Lithographs by Victor Vasarely
By Victor Vasarely
Located in New York, NY
One of A Pair of Signed and Numbered Off-Set Lithographs by Victor Vasarely, c. 1965
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Vintage 1960s Prints

Mural du Canada
By Victor Vasarely
Located in New York, NY
1979 Serigraph on paper Edition 214/250 22.83 x 46.45 inches / 58 x 118 cm Signed in white border below image, lower right Numbered in white border below image, lower left In...
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1970s Op Art Abstract Prints

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Lithograph

A Signed and Numbered Off Set Lithograph by Victor Vasarely
By Victor Vasarely
Located in New York, NY
A Signed and Numbered Off Set Lithograph by Victor Vasarely
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Vintage 1970s Unknown Contemporary Art

Peace : Buddha, Life in Yellow - Handsigned Lithograph, Limited to 250 copies
By Victor Vasarely
Located in Paris, FR
Victor VASARELY Buddha, Life in yellow Original lithograph Handsigned in pencil Numbered /250 copies On Arches vellum 58 x 53 cm (c. 22.8 x 20.9 inch) Excellent condition
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Late 20th Century Modern Figurative Prints

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Lithograph

Signed & Numbered Victor Vasarely OpArt Silk Screen Lithograph
By Victor Vasarely
Located in Hingham, MA
Signed by the artist in pencil. Number 65 of 250. Blind Stamped "Vasarely Center NY"
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Vintage 1960s French Prints

Victor Vasarely Lithograph
By Victor Vasarely
Located in Frankfurt, Hessen, DE
Op Art Lithography from french artist Victor Vasarely. "Ibadan-Pos" from 1957. Victor Vasarely is one of the founders of the artistic direction Op Art. Including wooden frame with w...
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Vintage 1950s French Mid-Century Modern Prints

  • Victor Vasarely Lithograph
  • Victor Vasarely Lithograph
  • Victor Vasarely Lithograph
  • Victor Vasarely Lithograph
H 19.1 in. W 19.1 in. D 0.4 in.
Tecoma - 1972 - Victor Vasarely - Lithograph
By Victor Vasarely
Located in Roma, IT
Tecoma is a wonderful colored lithograph with a black, blue, pink abstract composition realized by Victor Vasarely in 1972. The plate is from the portfolio Octal edited by Bruckmann...
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1970s Contemporary Abstract Prints

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Lithograph

Garam - 1972 - Victor Vasarely - Lithograph - Contemporary
By Victor Vasarely
Located in Roma, IT
Garam is an amazing colored lithograph realized by Victor Vasarely in 1972. The plate is from the portfolio Octal, edited by Bruckmann Publisher, München, in 1972, and with text by ...
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1970s Contemporary Abstract Prints

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Lithograph

Color Lithograph by Victor Vasarely
By Victor Vasarely
Located in Madrid, ES
Original color lithograph on Rives paper. Hand signed by the artist "Virtor Vasarely" in pencil, lower right, and annotated "FV 32/95" in pencil, lower left.
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Vintage 1960s Hungarian Prints

  • Color Lithograph by Victor Vasarely
  • Color Lithograph by Victor Vasarely
  • Color Lithograph by Victor Vasarely
  • Color Lithograph by Victor Vasarely
H 36.62 in. W 32.29 in. D 0.4 in.
Color Lithograph by Victor Vasarely
By Victor Vasarely
Located in Madrid, ES
Original color lithograph on Rives paper. Hand signed by the artist "Virtor Vasarely" in pencil, lower right, and annotated "FV 29/35" in pencil, lower left.
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Vintage 1960s Hungarian Prints

  • Color Lithograph by Victor Vasarely
  • Color Lithograph by Victor Vasarely
  • Color Lithograph by Victor Vasarely
  • Color Lithograph by Victor Vasarely
H 29.53 in. W 27.56 in. D 0.4 in.
Garam - Original Lithograph by Victor Vasarely - 1972
By Victor Vasarely
Located in Roma, IT
Garam is an amazing colored lithograph realized by Victor Vasarely in 1972. The plate is from the portfolio Octal, edited by Bruckmann Publisher, München, in 1972, and with text by ...
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1970s Op Art Abstract Prints

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Lithograph

Lithograph, Hand-Signed in Pencil, "Cubic", Victor Vasarely
By Victor Vasarely
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
This piece was created in the 1970s by the iconic artist Victor Vasarely. Victor Vasarely, whose original name was Gyözö Vásárhelyi, was born in Pécs, Hungary on 9 April 190...
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Late 20th Century French Modern Contemporary Art

Victor Vasarely Signed and Numbered Lithograph Titled, “Ixion”
By Victor Vasarely
Located in Costa Mesa, CA
An original pencil signed lithograph by renowned artist, Victor Vasarely titled ‘Ixion’. Signed in pencil by the artist and numbered 124/150. Beautfiul black and white abstract subje...
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Prints

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Paper

Vintage Signed and Numbered Op Art Abstract Lithograph by Victor Vasarely
By Victor Vasarely
Located in Buffalo, NY
Vintage abstract lithograph by Victor Vasarely (1906 - 1997) . Signed and numbered. Displayed in a giltwood frame. Image, 11"L x 11"H, overall 19"L x 19"H.
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1960s Op Art Abstract Prints

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Lithograph

Colorful Geometric Lithograph by Victor Vasarely Signed and Numbered
By Victor Vasarely
Located in Atlanta, GA
Colorful geometric lithograph by Victor Vasarely, for Denise Rene Editeur, France, circa 1960s. This work is pencil signed and numbered 93 from a limited edition of only 200. Framed ...
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Vintage 1960s French Mid-Century Modern Prints

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Metal

Original hand-signed and numbered lithograph "Optical Cube" by Victor Vasarely
By Victor Vasarely
Located in New York, NY
Limited Edition Serigraph, hand-signed and numbered Victor Vasarely (1906-1997) was born in Pecs (Hungary). He was a French-Hungarian artist credited as the grandfather and leader of...
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1970s Op Art Abstract Prints

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Lithograph

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Victor Vasarely Biography and Important Works

Widely considered the grandfather of Op art, the French-Hungarian painter Victor Vasarely (1906–97) created eye-popping geometric abstractions that play with the viewer’s perception of depth, perspective and motion. A classic example is the 1937 Zebra, which consists of undulating black and white stripes that suggest the form of the titular animal through optical trickery. The work is often credited as the earliest Op art painting.

Such illusions were more than pleasing tricks for Vasarely, who insisted that “pure form and pure color can signify the world.” He wanted to “democratize” art by producing works in large editions at reasonable prices that were understandable across national and cultural boundaries. In the 1960s, he developed an alphabet plastique, or fine art alphabet, consisting of elementary visual building blocks that could be used in endless combinations to create original compositions. By employing this universal visual vocabulary and stripping away topical references, he sought to create what he called a “Planetary Folklore.”

Embodying Vasarely’s singular belief that art should serve a social function, accessible to all, these innovations may perhaps be his greatest contribution to 20th-century art.

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