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Victor Vasarely Sculptures

French, Hungarian, 1906-1997

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.

Find a collection of Victor Vasarely prints, paintings, sculptures and other art on 1stDibs.

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Artist: Victor Vasarely
Kroa Bleu 1
By Victor Vasarely
Located in Miami, FL
Victor Vasarely "Kroa Bleu 1" 1968 Aluminum Editions Denise Rene Paris 1970 12 x 12 in Perfect Condition Victor Vasarely (9 April 1906 – 15 March 1997), was a Hungarian-French arti...
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20th Century Kinetic Victor Vasarely Sculptures

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Metal

" Vega Mir " OP ART
By Victor Vasarely
Located in CANNES, FR
Victor VASARELY ( 1906 -1997 ) VEGA MIR Sérigraphie sur verre signée au recto et au verso . Edition sur 200. Extrait de l'album BACH 1973. 50 X50 X 7cm .
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1970s Op Art Victor Vasarely Sculptures

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Glass, Mirror, Resin

Zebra
By Victor Vasarely
Located in Miami, FL
Victor Vasarely “Zebra” 1977 Porcelain Rosenthal Ed. 2761 of 3000 14 x 12 in
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1970s Op Art Victor Vasarely Sculptures

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Porcelain

NB 11, 1968
By Victor Vasarely
Located in Palo Alto, CA
Victor Vasarely NB 11, 1968 is a glazed porcelain relief that is hand-signed by Victor Vasarely (Hungary, 1906 – France, 1997) on label affixed on verso.
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1960s Op Art Victor Vasarely Sculptures

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Porcelain

Vega Mir (from album Bach)
By Victor Vasarely
Located in Miami, FL
Victor Vasarely (9 April 1906 – 15 March 1997), was a Hungarian-French artist, who is widely accepted as a grandfather and leader of the Op art movement. In 1928, he enrolled at Sán...
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1970s Op Art Victor Vasarely Sculptures

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Metal

Untitled Relief
By Victor Vasarely
Located in Palo Alto, CA
Victor Vasarely Untitled Relief, 1973 is a Studio Line Rosenthal Porcelain relief with aluminum that is hand-signed by Victor Vasarely (Hungary, 1906 – France, 1997) on verso. Number...
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1970s Op Art Victor Vasarely Sculptures

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Porcelain

Untitled
By Victor Vasarely
Located in Palo Alto, CA
Victor Vasarely Untitled, c. 1970-79 is a glazed porcelain multiple that is hand-signed by Victor Vasarely (Hungary, 1906 – France, 1997) and is numbered from the edition of 50 on ve...
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1970s Op Art Victor Vasarely Sculptures

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Porcelain

Untitled Relief
By Victor Vasarely
Located in Palo Alto, CA
Vasarely's skill in creating a sense of the three-dimensional through the use of visual effects is apparent in this work with a combination of recessed and protruding geometrical shapes. Bold black, white, and blue hues accentuate the feeling of volume and space apparent in this marvelous relief. The geometric shapes of circles, squares, and diamonds guide our eye throughout the composition, encouraging us to explore the three dimensional optical effect before us. The total effect of this play on color and shape is visually stunning and impressive in the amount of thought and skill put into the arrangement of design elements. This porcelain Rosenthal relief...
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1970s Op Art Victor Vasarely Sculptures

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Porcelain

Composition Carrée Relief
By Victor Vasarely
Located in Palo Alto, CA
This porcelain Rosenthal relief by Victor Vasarely (Pécs, 1906 - Paris, 1997) has been hand signed by the artist in ink on a label affixed to the reve...
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1970s Op Art Victor Vasarely Sculptures

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Porcelain, Glaze

Optisk komposition
By Victor Vasarely
Located in Palo Alto, CA
Victor Vasarely Optisk komposition, 1970 is a Studio Line Rosenthal Porcelain relief with aluminum and is hand-signed by Victor Vasarely (Hungary, 1906 – France, 1997) on verso. Numb...
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1970s Op Art Victor Vasarely Sculptures

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Porcelain, Glaze

Zebra
By Victor Vasarely
Located in Miami, FL
Victor Vasarely, (Pécs, Hungary 1908 - 1997 Annet-sur-Marne, France), painter and graphic artist of Op Art, since 1964 freelancer for the Rosenthal company. Annual plate "Zebras," Ed...
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1970s Victor Vasarely Sculptures

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Porcelain

Torony II. Ed. 5 of 175. ca. 1980
By Victor Vasarely
Located in Miami, FL
Victor Vasarely was a French-Hungarian artist credited as the grandfather and leader of the Op Art movement. The artist created compelling illusions of spatial depth using geometric ...
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1980s Victor Vasarely Sculptures

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Wood, Acrylic

Helios, 1967
By Victor Vasarely
Located in Palo Alto, CA
This magnificent work by Victor Vasarely displays an intricate interplay of green optical figures against a clear background in a three-dimensional medium. It offers a fascinating vi...
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1960s Op Art Victor Vasarely Sculptures

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Plexiglass, Screen

1970's Enamel Metal Vasarely Silkscreen Screenprint Axo Kinetic Op Art Sculpture
By Victor Vasarely
Located in Surfside, FL
Victor Vasarely (1908-1997) Axo This piece is hand signed and numbered circa 1972-1977 I have seen it described as enamel on steel and enamel on aluminium. it is a serigraph on meta...
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1970s Op Art Victor Vasarely Sculptures

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Metal, Enamel

Hexagone
By Victor Vasarely
Located in Miami, FL
Victor VASARELY (1906-1997) "HEXAGONE, 1988" Plexiglas sculpture containing four books under covers by the artist Multiple signed and numbered Edition 1092 of 1500 copies A certifica...
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1980s Victor Vasarely Sculptures

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Plexiglass

Untitled
By Victor Vasarely
Located in Palo Alto, CA
Combining patterns reminiscent of tessellation and a large grid-like system, Vasarely turns a plain hexagon into a concave surface. Shades of light and dark play across the 'facets' ...
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1970s Op Art Victor Vasarely Sculptures

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Wood, Acrylic

Kettes, 1984
By Victor Vasarely
Located in Palo Alto, CA
Created in 1984, this hand painted acrylic on wood sculpture is hand signed by Victor Vasarely (Pécs, 1906 - Paris, 1997) in ink in the lower right. This work is also numbered 48/175...
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1980s Op Art Victor Vasarely Sculptures

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Wood, Acrylic

Kroa A
By Victor Vasarely
Located in Paris, FR
Victor VASARELY 1906-1997, Hungarian Kroa A, 1970 Original anodized aluminum sculpture Published by Editions Denise René in 1970 Signed Vasarely Certi...
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Late 20th Century Victor Vasarely Sculptures

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Metal

EREBUS (CRYSTAL SCULPTURE)
By Victor Vasarely
Located in Aventura, FL
Molded crystal sculpture made for Rosenthal studio-line, Germany. Etched signature "Vasarely" on the reverse. Identified and numbered 485/2000 on ...
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1980s Op Art Victor Vasarely Sculptures

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Glass

Image-miroir (Mirror Image), 1965
By Victor Vasarely
Located in Palo Alto, CA
Created in 1965, this sculpture is hand signed by Victor Vasarely (1906 – 1997) in black ink on one of the aluminum panels in the lower right (nearest to the center cross-section); f...
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1960s Op Art Victor Vasarely Sculptures

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Metal

Iboya, NBC 35 and NBC 36
By Victor Vasarely
Located in Palo Alto, CA
The Hungarian word, Iboya, meaning a small forest violet, has been chosen by Vasarely to identify his astonishing series of vertical sculptures for interior use. The Iboya consist o...
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1970s Op Art Victor Vasarely Sculptures

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Polystyrene, Wood

Linienspiel (Line Game)
By Victor Vasarely
Located in Palo Alto, CA
This original Plexiglas with linen is numbered 5/20 in black pen in the lower left on one side. An unexpected energy is conveyed by the broken black and white lines respectively por...
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1970s Op Art Victor Vasarely Sculptures

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Lucite, Plexiglass, Screen

Holld (Moiré Tower), 1989
By Victor Vasarely
Located in Palo Alto, CA
Created in 1989, this acrylic and silkscreen sculpture is hand-signed by Victor Vasarely (Pécs, 1906 – Paris, 1997) in black ink in the lower right. Numbered from the edition of 75 i...
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1980s Op Art Victor Vasarely Sculptures

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Glass, Lucite, Screen

Untitled Sculpture, 1987
By Victor Vasarely
Located in Palo Alto, CA
Created in 1987, this original acrylic on wood sculpture is hand signed by Victor Vasarely (Pécs, 1906 - Paris, 1997)in black ink in the lower centerand numbered from the edition of ...
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1980s Op Art Victor Vasarely Sculptures

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Wood, Acrylic

Iboya, NBC 35
By Victor Vasarely
Located in Palo Alto, CA
The Hungarian word, Iboya, meaning a small forest violet, has been chosen by Vasarely to identify his astonishing series of vertical sculptures for intereior use. The Iboya consist ...
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1970s Op Art Victor Vasarely Sculptures

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Wood, Polystyrene

Iboya, NBC 36
By Victor Vasarely
Located in Palo Alto, CA
The Hungarian word, Iboya, meaning a small forest violet, has been chosen by Vasarely to identify his astonishing series of vertical sculptures for intereior use. The Iboya consist ...
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1970s Op Art Victor Vasarely Sculptures

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Polystyrene, Wood

Planetary Folklore 2 R/B
By Victor Vasarely
Located in Tbilisi, GE
A BASF Luran on aluminium board multiple - Published by Editions William Wise and Editions Pyra A.G. in 1971 as a part of Tableaux-Plastique 1 suite - Hand signed and numbered on a s...
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20th Century Contemporary Victor Vasarely Sculptures

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Mixed Media

Planetary Participations No 2
By Victor Vasarely
Located in Tbilisi, GE
A BASF Luran on aluminium board multiple - Published by Editions William Wise and Editions Pyra A.G. in 1971 as a part of Tableaux-Plastique 1 suite - Hand signed and numbered on a s...
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20th Century Contemporary Victor Vasarely Sculptures

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Mixed Media

Zebra Ceramique
By Victor Vasarely
Located in Tbilisi, GE
From Rosenthal Studio : edition '77. Numbered and signed in the plate at the verso. --The artwork "Zebra Ceramique, 1977" by Victor Vasarely is a ceramic sculpture/object. Created by...
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20th Century Contemporary Victor Vasarely Sculptures

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Ceramic

Song
By Victor Vasarely
Located in Palo Alto, CA
Victor Vasarely Song, 1970 is a painted wood relief that is hand-signed by Victor Vasarely (Hungary, 1906 – France, 1997) on verso. Numbered from the edition of 55 on verso.
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1970s Op Art Victor Vasarely Sculptures

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Wood, Paint

Bellatrix
By Victor Vasarely
Located in Palo Alto, CA
Victor Vasarely Bellatrix, 1970 is a painted wooden relief on aluminum that is hand-signed by Victor Vasarely (Hungary, 1906 – France, 1997) and is inscribed ' VASARELY E.A. VII' on ...
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1970s Op Art Victor Vasarely Sculptures

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Wood, Paint

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  • 1stDibs ExpertMarch 22, 2022
    Victor Vasarely was a Hungarian-French artist best known for his Op art. By combining principles of geometry with artistic techniques, he produced two-dimensional works with incredible depth. Some even seem to move on the canvas. Vasarely also made sculptures, collages and decorative accents. On 1stDibs, shop a variety of Victor Vasarely art.
  • 1stDibs ExpertMarch 22, 2022
    Victor Vasarely was originally from Hungary. He was born in Pécs on April 9, 1906. His family moved to Piešťany, Slovakia, during his childhood, and he attended medical and art schools in Budapest, Hungary. In 1930, Vasarely relocated to Paris, France, and lived there until his death on March 15, 1997. On 1stDibs, find a variety of Victor Vasarely art.
  • 1stDibs ExpertMarch 22, 2022
    Victor Vasarely was born in Pécs, Hungary, on April 9, 1906. Over the course of his life, he lived in Piešťany, Slovakia; Budapest, Hungary; and Paris, France. He died in Paris on March 15, 1997. On 1stDibs, find a selection of Victor Vasarely art.
  • 1stDibs ExpertMarch 22, 2022
    To pronounce Victor Vasarely, say "VIK-tr va-sr-EH-lee." His first name and surname are Hungarian. The artist, known as one of the pioneers of Op art, was born in Pécs, Hungary, on April 9, 1906. Find a variety of Victor Vasarely art on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    Victor Vasarely's famous painting Zebra is on display at the Pompidou Centre in Paris, France. He painted the piece in 1937. You can see elements of the Op art style that Vasarely would later become famous for taking shape in the painting. On 1stDibs, find a range of Victor Vasarely art.
  • 1stDibs ExpertMarch 22, 2022
    Many things inspired Victor Vasarely over the course of his life. The color theory of Josef Albers, and the Constructivist methods of Wassily Kandinsky greatly influenced his work. He also found inspiration in the geometry of the natural world, particularly in the landscapes of Breton Beach of Belle Isle in France. On 1stDibs, find a selection of Victor Vasarely art.
  • 1stDibs ExpertFebruary 13, 2024
    One key fact about Victor Vasarely is that he is considered the grandfather of Op art due to his eye-popping geometric abstractions that play with the viewer’s perception of depth, perspective and motion. He was born in Pécs, Austria-Hungary, on April 9, 1906, and began studying medicine at the Eötvös Loránd University in 1925 with the hope of one day becoming a doctor. Two years later, he shifted gears and enrolled in a painting course at the Podolini-Volkmann Academy. 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. One final fact is that both Hungary and France have issued postage stamps featuring his artwork. On 1stDibs, explore a range of Victor Vasarely art.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    Victor Vasarely was an artist, working in painting, sculptures and collages. His vibrant, geometric pieces earned him the nickname of ‘grandfather’ of the Op Art movement. Shop a selection of Victor Vasarely’s pieces from some of the world’s top art dealers on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertMarch 22, 2022
    Yes, Victor Vasarely was an abstract artist. Specifically, he was a part of the Op art movement, which focused on depicting two-dimensional abstract images that appear three-dimensional. His best known works include Zebras, Tridim, Vega-Nor, Denfert and Cheyt-M. Find a collection of Victor Vasarely art on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertMarch 22, 2022
    Many historians identify Zebras as Victor Vasarely's most famous piece. He painted the work in 1937. Some of his most famous Op art compositions include Tridim, Vega-Nor, Denfert and Cheyt-M. On 1stDibs, find a range of Victor Vasarely art.
  • 1stDibs ExpertMarch 22, 2022
    Victor Vasarely used a variety of materials to produce his art. He painted with both oils and acrylics and usually used canvas as the base of his works. Many of his sculptures feature lucite and glass. On 1stDibs, find a collection of Victor Vasarely art.
  • 1stDibs ExpertFebruary 1, 2024
    Victor Vasarely is best known for producing sculptures and paintings with a grid-like appearance. The Hungarian-French artist first began to create these works in 1960, aiming to play with how viewers perceive depth and form. These works demonstrated that kinetic art could be two-dimensional and evoke a sense of movement despite remaining stationary. On 1stDibs, find a selection of Victor Vasarely art.
  • 1stDibs ExpertFebruary 21, 2024
    The name of one of the most well-known artworks by Victor Vasarely is Zebra. He produced the piece in 1937, and it depicts two zebras with bold black stripes that seem to undulate before the eye. Other acclaimed works by the Hungarian-French artist include Vega-Nor, Tekers MC, Keple-Gestalt, The Chess Board, Vonal-Stri, Vega 200 and Orion Gris. Explore a collection of Victor Vasarely art on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2024
    How Victor Vasarely created his art varied. For his paintings, the Op artist typically used canvas as a base, painstakingly adding geometric forms in oil and acrylic paint. When producing sculptures, Vasarely often used lucite and glass to give his works a feeling of depth and luminosity. On 1stDibs, find a variety of Victor Vasarely art.
  • 1stDibs ExpertMarch 22, 2022
    The exact number of paintings Victor Vasarely painted is unknown. However, historians know of more than 1,000 works produced by the artist over the course of his life. In addition to paintings, he produced sculptures, collages and decorative objects. On 1stDibs, shop a range of Victor Vasarely art.
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    Victor Vasarely produced Op art by employing principles of physics and geometry. He painted his works by hand with oils and acrylics on canvas in a way that made the images seem three-dimensional and capable of movement. On 1stDibs, shop a selection of Victor Vasarely art.
  • 1stDibs ExpertMarch 13, 2024
    There are many examples of Op art by Victor Vasarely, who is widely considered the grandfather of this art movement. A classic example is 1937’s Zebra, which has 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. Other Op art works by Vasarely include Vega-Nor, The Chess Board, Vonal-Stri and Keple-Gestalt. Shop a range of Victor Vasarely art on 1stDibs.
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    The exact number of artworks produced by Victor Vasarely is unknown. However, references include more than 1,000 pieces attributed to the Hungarian-French artist. Vasarely shaped the Op art movement with pieces like Tridim, Vega-Noir and Cheyt-M. On 1stDibs, shop a selection of Victor Vasarely art.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    Victor Vasarely made 44 works of art in his lifetime. The artist’s paintings fell into the Op-Art movement and his work entitled Zebra is considered one of the earliest examples of Op-Art. His paintings often focus on bold colors, shading, shapes and optical illusions. Shop a selection of Vasarely pieces from some of the world’s top art dealers on 1stDibs.

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