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Artist Richard Anuszkiewicz limited first edition Op Art Silk Scarf, 1970s



1970s artist Richard Anuszkiewicz silk printed scarf. Commissioned by the Smithsonian in 1970s for their gift shop. Limited first edition. Collectors item. Condition: Very good. We offer free ground shipping within the US. We accept returns for refund, please see our terms.


  • Designer
    Richard Anuszkiewicz
  • Dimensions
    Height: 35 in. (88.9 cm)Width: 35 in. (88.9 cm)
  • Place of Origin
    United States
  • Period
  • Condition
    Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Seller Location
    Austin, TX
  • Reference Number
    Seller: ac_8471stDibs: LU1613782151

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About Richard Anuszkiewicz (Designer)

“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.”

Browse a variety of paintings and prints by Richard Anuszkiewicz at 1stDibs.

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