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Richard Anuszkiewicz

Richard Anuszkiewicz (USA, 1930–2020)
Richard Anuszkiewicz (USA, 1930–2020)

“I’m interested,” Richard Anuszkiewicz (1930–2020) once said, “in making something romantic out of a very, very mechanistic geometry.” Anuszkiewicz sought to achieve this romance through works juxtaposing vibrant colors in geometric configurations. The perceptual effects he created helped define the American Op art movement.


Anuszkiewicz studied color theory at Yale under Josef Albers and was greatly influenced by Albers’s approach. “The image in my work has always been determined by what I wanted the color to do,” Anuszkiewicz explained in a 1974 catalogue. “Color function becomes my subject matter, and its performance is my painting.”


He departed from his mentor, however, in the pulsating, illusory qualities he gave his work. One of his most famous paintings, Deep Magenta Square (1978), although similar in composition to Albers’s “Homage to the Square” series, is distinctly Op art in the way the striations surrounding the central square seem to vibrate and jump off the canvas.


Anuszkiewicz spent his entire career exploring optical effects through the manipulation of line and color, producing spectacular and timeless pieces of art. “Working with basic ideas will always be exciting,” he said in 1977. “And if a color or form is visually exciting in any profound sense, it will be that way in 10 or 20 years from now.”


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Richard Anuszkiewicz Op Art Abstract Inward Eye Serigraph, Eternity
By Richard Anuszkiewicz
Located in Chesterfield, NJ
Beautiful Op Art serigraph by Richard Anuszkiewicz, one of ten from the Inward Eye portfolio with text from William Blake. The portfolio was published by Aquarius Press, France, and ...
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1970s German Mid-Century Modern Vintage Richard Anuszkiewicz

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Richard Anuszkiewicz Op Art Abstract Inward Eye Serigraph, the Eye Sees More
By Richard Anuszkiewicz
Located in Chesterfield, NJ
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1970s German Mid-Century Modern Vintage Richard Anuszkiewicz

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Richard Anuszkiewicz Op Art Abstract Inward Eye Serigraph, Grandeur
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Located in Chesterfield, NJ
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Richard Anuszkiewicz "The Fourth Of The Three" 1962 Screen Print on Canvas
By Richard Anuszkiewicz
Located in Sharon, CT
"The Fourth Of The Three", is the Richard Anuszkiewicz (1930-2020) painting that was on the cover of the Whitney Museum's 1962 exhibit "Geometric Abstraction in America", and was als...
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1960s American Modern Vintage Richard Anuszkiewicz

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Richard Anuszkiewicz Op Art Enamel Bowl Made for the Hirshhorn Museum, DC
By Richard Anuszkiewicz
Located in Downingtown, PA
Rare Richard Anuszkiewicz Op Art enamel bowl Made for the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institute, Washington D.C. 1976 A deep, orange-ground exterior enam...
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Original, 1985 Painting by Richard Anuszkiewicz
By Richard Anuszkiewicz
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"Temple of spring blue"- large, acrylic-on-canvas painting with exhibition and publication history, by premiere American Op-artist, Richard Anuszkiewicz (b.1930). Signed and dated 19...
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Color Screenprint on Paper by Richard Anuszkiewicz
By Richard Anuszkiewicz
Located in Stamford, CT
Color screenprint on paper by Richard Anuszkiewicz (American. b.1930). Blue, purple, yellow and orange colors. Signed and numbered 9/144.
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Pair of Richard Anuszkiewicz Intaglio Etchings with Aquatint
By Richard Anuszkiewicz
Located in Stamford, CT
A pair of Richard Anuszkiewicz Intaglio etching with aquatint on somerset. Signed and numbered in pencil. Archivally framed in 12-karat white gold frames using acid free archival mat...
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