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Victor Vasarely Screen Print
By Victor Vasarely
Located in Hudson, NY
Rare, small-edition op-art print from the Oervegn series of the mid-1960s, titled "A17". Clean print with bright, even colors. Pencil signed, numbered and titled. Image size is 16...
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Vintage 1960s French Prints

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H 26.5 in. W 21.5 in. D 1.25 in.
20th Century abstract Victor Vasarely, colored Screen Print, Op Art
By Victor Vasarely
Located in Eltville, DE
Victor Vasarely Pécs 1906 - 1997 Paris composition Color screen print on cardboard Signed in pencil lower right, limited lower left: "2/75" Image: 60 x 41.5 cm Passepartout: 83 x 63 ...
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1970s Op Art Abstract Prints

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Screen

Victor Vasarely Signed Op Art Silk Screen Print
By Victor Vasarely
Located in Weesp, NL
Op Art signed Victor Vasarely silk screen print. Beautiful silk screen print Art work, circa 1968 by Victor Vasarely. The Art work has some small imperfections matching it's age and...
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Vintage 1960s European Mid-Century Modern Prints

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Paper

  • Victor Vasarely Signed Op Art Silk Screen Print
  • Victor Vasarely Signed Op Art Silk Screen Print
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  • Victor Vasarely Signed Op Art Silk Screen Print
H 26.97 in. W 25.99 in. D 0.99 in.
Victor Vasarely, Door, 1982
By Victor Vasarely
Located in Petworth, GB
Victor Vasarely (Hungarian / French 1906 – 1997) Door, 1982 Numbered ‘E.A. 7/9’ (lower left) and signed Vasarely (lower right) Artist’s proof Silkscreen print 43 x 23.1/2 in. (109.3 ...
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Mid-20th Century Op Art Abstract Prints

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Screen

VERTIGO, Limited Edition Silkscreen, Victor Vasarely
By Victor Vasarely
Located in Mount Clemens, MI
VICTOR VASARELY (1908-1997) Internationally recognized as one of the most important artists of the 20th century. He is the acknowledged leader of the Op Art movement, and his innovat...
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1980s Op Art Abstract Prints

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Screen

Victor Vasarely "Los Angeles (LA)", 1980
By Victor Vasarely
Located in Hinsdale, IL
Victor Vasarely (1906 – 1997) "Los Angeles (L.A.)" Serigraph in colors, 1980. Sheet size: 35 ½” x 29 ¾” full margins Signed and numbered 18 of 20...
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1980s Abstract Geometric Abstract Prints

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Screen

Mixed Pink Composition - Original Screen Print by V. Vasarely - 1989
By Victor Vasarely
Located in Roma, IT
Mixed Pink Composition is a wonderful serigraph with a pink, purple, brown, and black abstract composition realized by Victor Vasarely. The plate is from the portfolio Les Années Cin...
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1980s Op Art Abstract Prints

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Screen

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

Pink Composition, Limited Edition Silkscreen, Victor Vasarely
By Victor Vasarely
Located in Mount Clemens, MI
VICTOR VASARELY (1908-1997) Internationally recognized as one of the most important artists of the 20th century. He is the acknowledged leader of the Op Art movement, and his innovat...
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1980s Op Art Abstract Prints

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Screen

Vega Blue, Limited Edition Silkscreen, Victor Vasarely
By Victor Vasarely
Located in Mount Clemens, MI
VICTOR VASARELY (1908-1997) Internationally recognized as one of the most important artists of the 20th century. He is the acknowledged leader of the Op Art movement, and his innovat...
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1980s Op Art Abstract Prints

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Screen

Jindey, OP Art Screenprint by Victor Vasarely
By Victor Vasarely
Located in Long Island City, NY
Green squares fade from the corners to black in this optical artwork by the artist. Blue diamond shapes crisscross towards the center making an X pattern in this grid-based print. T...
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1970s Op Art Abstract Prints

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Screen

Tennis Player, Limited Edition Silkscreen, Victor Vasarely
By Victor Vasarely
Located in Mount Clemens, MI
VICTOR VASARELY (1908-1997) Internationally recognized as one of the most important artists of the 20th century. He is the acknowledged leader of the Op Art movement, and his innovat...
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1970s Op Art Figurative Prints

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Screen

"Composition I (Noir et Bleu)" by Victor Vasarely
By Victor Vasarely
Located in Hinsdale, IL
VICTOR VASARELY (1906 – 1997) Composition I (Noir et Bleu) Color screenprint on heavy, smooth cream wove paper, circa 1970. Sheet Size: 27 3/4 x 27 ¾ inches, full margins....
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1970s Op Art Abstract Prints

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Screen

Victor Vasarely "The Door" Signed Serigraph c.1982
By Victor Vasarely
Located in San Francisco, CA
Victor Vasarely (French, 1906-1997) Titled "The Door" c.1982 Bright and bold serigraph from an edition of 325. Pencil signed and numbered by the artist. Serigraph dimensions 13"...
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Late 20th Century Op Art Abstract Prints

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BI-RHOMBS, Limited Edition Silkscreen, Victor Vasarely - LARGE
By Victor Vasarely
Located in Mount Clemens, MI
VICTOR VASARELY (1908-1997) Internationally recognized as one of the most important artists of the 20th century. He is the acknowledged leader of the Op Art movement, and his innovat...
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1970s Op Art Abstract Prints

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Screen

DO-OR, Limited Edition Silkscreen, Victor Vasarely - LARGE
By Victor Vasarely
Located in Mount Clemens, MI
VICTOR VASARELY (1908-1997) Internationally recognized as one of the most important artists of the 20th century. He is the acknowledged leader of the Op Art movement, and his innovat...
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1980s Op Art Abstract Prints

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Screen

Fille Fleur, Op Art Serigraph by Victor Vasarely
By Victor Vasarely
Located in Long Island City, NY
Artist: Victor Vasarely, Hungarian (1908 - 1997) Title: Fille Fleur Year: circa 1980 Medium: Serigraph, signed and numbered in pencil Edition: FV 38/56 Size: 26 in. x 16 in. (66.04 c...
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1980s Op Art Figurative Prints

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Screen

Tri-Vega Silk Screen Print Signed and Numbered by Victor Vasarely 1975
By Victor Vasarely
Located in Haderslev, DK
A stunning art piece by the creator of op art. This beautiful silk screen print was created by Victor Vasarely in 1975. The colors are amazing and especially the orange is almost ...
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Vintage 1970s French Space Age Prints

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Glass

TER-UR, Limited Edition Silkscreen, Victor Vasarely - LARGE
By Victor Vasarely
Located in Mount Clemens, MI
VICTOR VASARELY (1908-1997) Internationally recognized as one of the most important artists of the 20th century. He is the acknowledged leader of the Op Art movement, and his innovat...
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1980s Op Art Abstract Prints

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Screen

Brown And Yellow Composition - 1980s - Victor Vasarely - Serigraph - 1989
By Victor Vasarely
Located in Roma, IT
Brown And Yellow Composition is a beautiful serigraph with a brown, yellow, and orange abstract composition, realized by Victor Vasarely. The plate is from the portfolio of 10 screen...
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1980s Contemporary Abstract Prints

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"Betelguese (Blue)" by Victor Vasarely, Silkscreen on paper, ca. 1965
By Victor Vasarely
Located in Abilene, TX
A square silkscreen print on paper in blue and white by famed French Op artist Victor Vasarely. The abstract pattern print, 49 in an edition of 50, gives a sense of movement as white...
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1960s Op Art Abstract Prints

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Silk, Paper, Screen

Victor Vasarely Op Art Signed and Numbered Limited Silkscreen c.1970s
By Victor Vasarely
Located in San Francisco, CA
Victor Vasarely (1906-1997) Limited Silkscreen c.1970s Pencil signed and numbered by the artist. This is number 196/250 We photographed this in it's original protective sleeve. ...
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Mid-20th Century Op Art Abstract Prints

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Screen

“Tetcie" Large Limited Edition Hand-Signed Serigraph by Victor Vasarely, Framed
By Victor Vasarely
Located in Los Angeles, CA
"Tetcie," an original serigraph 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 ...
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1980s Op Art Abstract Prints

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Screen

“Golfer Bleu" Limited Edition Hand-Signed Serigraph by Victor Vasarely, Framed
By Victor Vasarely
Located in Los Angeles, CA
"Golfer Bleu" (on silver woven paper), an original serigraph by Victor Vasarely, is a piece for the true collector. Vasarely is considered the father of the Op-Art movement and devel...
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1980s Op Art Figurative Prints

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Screen

Lithograph "Optical Cube", 1975, hand-signed and numbered by Victor Vasarely
By Victor Vasarely
Located in New York, NY
Limited Edition Serigraph, hand-signed and numbered 1975 Unframed size: 18 x 18 in / 46 x 46 cm Victor Vasarely (1906-1997) was born in Pecs (Hungary). He began studying medicine,...
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1970s Pop Art Abstract Prints

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Lithograph, Screen

Victor Vasarely, Photon, Limited Edition Serigraph in Color (93/250), 1998
By Victor Vasarely
Located in Austin, TX
Victor Vasarely's "Photon" is limited edition serigraph in color produced in 1998. This print is numbered 93 of 250 prints on the bottom right corner and signed on the bottom left co...
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Late 20th Century Modern Abstract Prints

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Screen

“Tri-Dagg" Large Framed Limited Edition Hand-Signed Serigraph by Victor Vasarely
By Victor Vasarely
Located in Los Angeles, CA
"Tri-Dagg" (on black paper), an original serigraph by Victor Vasarely, is a piece for the true collector. Vasarely is considered the father of the Op-Art movement and developed an ic...
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1980s Op Art Abstract Prints

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Screen

“Axo-Charga" Large Framed Ltd Edition Hand-Signed Serigraph by Victor Vasarely
By Victor Vasarely
Located in Los Angeles, CA
"Axo-Charga" (on black paper), an original serigraph by Victor Vasarely, is a piece for the true collector. Vasarely is considered the father of the Op-Art movement and developed an ...
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1970s Op Art Abstract Prints

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Screen

Galloping horse - Screen Print, 1975
By Victor Vasarely
Located in Paris, FR
Victor VASARELY Galloping horse, 1975 Original screen print (atelier Arcay) Printed signature in the plate On vellum Arches 50 x 50 cm (c. 19.7 x 19.7 in) Excellent condition
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1970s Op Art Abstract Prints

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Screen

Op Art Silk Screen Vasarely
By Victor Vasarely
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
This Op Art silk screen in blue and white is by the iconic artist Victor Vasarely and was acquired from a Palm Beach estate. Note: Frame is finished in a gold and silver leaf colo...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Prints

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Wood, Glass, Paper

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H 30.50 in. W 30.50 in. D 1 in.
Zebras on blue background - Screen Print, 1975
By Victor Vasarely
Located in Paris, FR
Victor VASARELY Zebras on blue background, 1975 Original screen print (atelier Arcay) Printed signature in the plate On vellum Arches 50 x 50 cm (c. 19.7 x 19.7 in) Excellent condi...
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1970s Op Art Abstract Prints

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Screen

Untitled, Limited Edition hand-signed screen-print
By Victor Vasarely
Located in New York, NY
Victor Vasarely, (French-Hungarian, 1906-1997) Untitled, Riddles, 1974 Hand-signed in pencil Screenprint 27-3/8 x 26-3/8 inches (69.5 x 67.0 cm) Edition 250
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1970s Op Art Abstract Prints

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Screen

Untitled, Limited Edition hand-signed screen-print
By Victor Vasarely
Located in New York, NY
Victor Vasarely, (French-Hungarian, 1906-1997) Untitled, Riddles, 1974 Hand-signed in pencil Screenprint 27-3/8 x 26-3/8 inches (69.5 x 67.0 cm) Edition 250
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1970s Op Art Abstract Prints

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Screen

Untitled, Limited Edition hand-signed screen-print
By Victor Vasarely
Located in New York, NY
Victor Vasarely, (French-Hungarian, 1906-1997) Untitled, Riddles, 1974 Hand-signed in pencil Screenprint 27-3/8 x 26-3/8 inches (69.5 x 67.0 cm) Edition 250
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1970s Op Art Abstract Prints

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Untitled, Limited Edition hand-signed screen-print
By Victor Vasarely
Located in New York, NY
Victor Vasarely, (French-Hungarian, 1906-1997) Untitled, Riddles, 1974 Hand-signed in pencil Screenprint 27-3/8 x 26-3/8 inches (69.5 x 67.0 cm) Edition 250
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1970s Op Art Abstract Prints

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Screen

"Mertan" (Hommage à l'Hexagone) Vasarely
By Victor Vasarely
Located in Soquel, CA
Bold geometric composition on silver wove paper by Victor Vasarely (Hungarian-French, 1906-1997). Signed "Victor Vasarely" in pen in the lower center, at the bottom corner of the com...
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1970s Op Art Abstract Prints

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Paper, Screen

Untitled, Limited Edition hand-signed screen-print
By Victor Vasarely
Located in New York, NY
Victor Vasarely, (French-Hungarian, 1906-1997) Untitled, Riddles, 1974 Hand-signed in pencil Screenprint 27-3/8 x 26-3/8 inches (69.5 x 67.0 cm) 250
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1970s Op Art Abstract Prints

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Screen

Ferde, OP Art Screenprint by Vasarely
By Victor Vasarely
Located in Long Island City, NY
Artist: Victor Vasarely, Hungarian (1908 - 1997) Title: Ferde Year: circa 1980 Medium: Screenprint, signed and numbered in pencil Edition: 104/250 Image Size: 25.75 x 25.5 inches Siz...
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1980s Op Art Abstract Prints

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Screen

Carden, OP Art Screenprint by Vasarely
By Victor Vasarely
Located in Long Island City, NY
Artist: Victor Vasarely, Hungarian (1908 - 1997) Title: Carden Year: 1980 Medium: Screenprint, signed and numbered in pencil Edition: AP Size: 36.5 x 28 in. (92.71 x 71.12 cm)
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1980s Op Art Abstract Prints

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The Juggler, Framed Serigraph by Vasarely
By Victor Vasarely
Located in Long Island City, NY
Artist: Victor Vasarely, Hungarian (1908 - 1997) Title: The Juggler Year: circa 1977 Medium: Serigraph, signed and numbered in pencil Edition: CXXIX/CL Image Size: 25.5 x 16 inches F...
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1970s Op Art Figurative Prints

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Screen

Banya, 1964 Vintage Abstract Op Art Screen Print Serigraph
By Victor Vasarely
Located in Bal Harbour, FL
Screen print square, inscribed 'Vasarely' at bottom, hung diagonally, sides of the square 23 1/2 x 23 1/2 (59.5 x 59.5); as hung, 33 x 33 (84 x 84). VICTOR VASARELY (1908-1997) In...
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20th Century Op Art Abstract Prints

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Composition. 1975, paper, screen print, 27/250, 43,5x40 cm
By Victor Vasarely
Located in Riga, LV
Composition. 1975, paper, screen print, 27/250, 43,5x40 cm Composition with bright contrast geometrical figures in red, blue, green, magenta colors on black background
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1970s Op Art Abstract Prints

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Screen, Paper

Signed, Victor Vasarely 1969 Op Art Silk Scarf Screen-Print
By Victor Vasarely
Located in New York, NY
Framed, color screen-print on silk scarf. Untitled. 138/150. Measures: 37" W x 36.5" H.
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Contemporary Art

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Silk

Door
By Victor Vasarely
Located in Miami, FL
TECHNICAL INFORMATION: Victor Vasarely Door 1982 Screenprint 43 x 23 1/2 in. Edition of 325 Pencil signed and numbered Accompanied with COA by Gregg Shienbaum Fine Art. Conditi...
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1980s Op Art Abstract Prints

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Door
H 43 in. W 23.50 in.
Composition Gold
By Victor Vasarely
Located in Miami, FL
TECHNICAL INFORMATION: Victor Vasarely Composition Gold 1980 Screenprint 13 x 10 in. Edition of 50 Pencil signed and numbered Accompanied with COA by Gregg Shienbaum Fine Art. ...
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1980s Op Art Abstract Prints

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  • Composition Gold
  • Composition Gold
  • Composition Gold
  • Composition Gold
H 13 in. W 10 in. D 1 in.
Balaton, from Ion Album
By Victor Vasarely
Located in Miami, FL
TECHNICAL INFORMATION: Victor Vasarely Balaton, from Ion Album 1989 Screenprint 14 x 11 in. Epreuve D'Artist (E.A.) Pencil signed and numbered Accompanied with COA by Gregg Shienba...
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1980s Op Art Abstract Prints

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Screen

Risir, from Ion Album
By Victor Vasarely
Located in Miami, FL
TECHNICAL INFORMATION: Victor Vasarely Risir, from Ion Album 1989 Screenprint 14 x 11 in. Epreuve D'Artist (E.A.) Pencil signed and numbered Accompanied with COA by Gregg Shienbaum...
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1980s Op Art Abstract Prints

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Screen

Boulouss
By Victor Vasarely
Located in Miami, FL
TECHNICAL INFORMATION: Victor Vasarely Boulouss 1984 Screenprint 25 3/4 x 26 1/4 in. Edition of 300 Pencil Signed and numbered Accompanied with COA by Gregg Shienbaum Fine Art. C...
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1980s Abstract Geometric Abstract Prints

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Screen

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  • Boulouss
  • Boulouss
  • Boulouss
H 25.75 in. W 26.25 in.
Chess Blue
By Victor Vasarely
Located in Fairfield, CT
Artist: Victor Vasarely (1908-1997) Title: Chess Blue Year: Circa 1982 Medium: Silkscreen on Arches paper Edition: 100, plus proofs Size: 17.75 x 15.75 inches Condition: Excellent In...
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1980s Op Art Abstract Prints

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Screen

Chess Blue
H 17.75 in. W 15.75 in.
Tennis Player
By Victor Vasarely
Located in Chatsworth, CA
This piece is an original silkscreen on paper by Victor Vasarely, created in 1977. Vasarely was a Hungarian-French artist who was widely known as the father and pioneer of the Op Ar...
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1970s Op Art Figurative Prints

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Screen

Composition Microcosmos IV
By Victor Vasarely
Located in Miami, FL
TECHNICAL INFORMATION: Victor Vasarely Composition Microcosmos IV 1980 Screenprint 13 x 10 in. Edition of 50 Pencil signed and numbered Accompanied with COA by Gregg Shienbaum Fin...
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1980s Op Art Abstract Prints

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Screen

Pixis
By Victor Vasarely
Located in Miami, FL
TECHNICAL INFORMATION: Victor Vasarely Pixis Screenprint 17 3/8 x 14 7/8 in. Edition of 50 annotated F.V. Pencil signed and numbered Accompanied with COA by Gregg Shienbaum Fine Ar...
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1980s Op Art Abstract Prints

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Screen

Pixis
H 40 in. W 30 in. D 2 in.
Teke
By Victor Vasarely
Located in Miami, FL
TECHNICAL INFORMATION: Victor Vasarely Teke c. 1970 Screenprint 34 1/2 x 30 1/2 in. Edition of 250 Pencil signed and numbered Accompanied with COA by Gregg Shienbaum Fine Art. C...
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1970s Op Art Abstract Prints

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Screen

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  • Teke
  • Teke
  • Teke
H 40 in. W 34 in. D 2 in.
Tecoma
By Victor Vasarely
Located in Miami, FL
TECHNICAL INFORMATION: Victor Vasarely Tecoma Screenprint on wove paper 15 1/4 x 12 in. Epreuve D'Artist (E.A.) Pencil signed and numbered Accompanied with COA by Gregg Shienbaum F...
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1980s Op Art Abstract Prints

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Screen

  • Tecoma
  • Tecoma
  • Tecoma
  • Tecoma
H 40 in. W 30 in. D 2 in.
Neptune, from Eight Impressions
By Victor Vasarely
Located in Miami, FL
TECHNICAL INFORMATION: Victor Vasarely Neptune, from Eight Impressions 1970 Screenprint 24 3/8 x 19 1/4 in. Edition of 250 Pencil signed and numbered Accompanied with COA by Gregg ...
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1970s Op Art Abstract Prints

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Screen

Papillon
By Victor Vasarely
Located in Miami, FL
TECHNICAL INFORMATION: Victor Vasarely Papillon 1981 Silkscreen on Arches paper 30 7/8 x 37 3/8 in. Edition of 250 Pencil signed and numbered Accompanied with COA by Gregg Shienbau...
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1980s Op Art Abstract Prints

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Screen

Papillon
H 30.88 in. W 37.38 in. D 1 in.
Sikra MC
By Victor Vasarely
Located in Miami, FL
TECHNICAL INFORMATION: Victor Vasarely Sikra MC 1968 Screenprint 21 3/8 x 15 in. Edition of 200 Pencil signed and numbered Accompanied with COA by Gregg Shienbaum Fine Art. Cond...
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1960s Op Art Abstract Prints

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Screen

  • Sikra MC
  • Sikra MC
  • Sikra MC
  • Sikra MC
H 40 in. W 30 in. D 2 in.
Museum #2
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 father and pioneer of the Op Ar...
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1980s Op Art Abstract Prints

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Screen

Kris-Bille, from Ion Album
By Victor Vasarely
Located in Miami, FL
TECHNICAL INFORMATION: Victor Vasarely Kris-Bille, from Ion Album 1989 Screenprint 14 x 11 in. Epreuve D'Artist (E.A.) Pencil signed and numbered Accompanied with COA by Gregg Shie...
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1980s Op Art Abstract Prints

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Screen

Nebulus II
By Victor Vasarely
Located in Miami, FL
TECHNICAL INFORMATION: Victor Vasarely Nebulus II c. 1980 Screenprint 32 1/2 x 30 3/4 in. Edition of 50 Pencil signed and numbered Accompanied with COA by Gregg Shienbaum Fine Art....
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1980s Op Art Abstract Prints

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Screen

Nebulus II
H 32.50 in. W 30.75 in. D 1 in.
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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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