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"Vasarely III" Book

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First edition, published by Editions du Griffin, 1974 This edition stands out from other artists’ monographs, putting the book format at the forefront of the experience. Vasarely designed transparent, colored and fold old pages as a unique ground for certain prints, allowing them to interact directly with the other pages and creating entirely new artworks. Along side these works are designs for buildings, photographs of working processes and pieces of writing. This series is a true tour de force and a landmark publication of 20th century art.

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    Height: 11.82 in. (30 cm)Width: 11.03 in. (28 cm)Depth: 0.99 in. (2.5 cm)
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  • Date of Manufacture
    1974
  • Condition
    Wear consistent with age and use. Very good, some weakness at first endpaper.
  • Seller Location
    London, GB
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    1stDibs: LU2102310729743

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About Victor Vasarely (Artist)

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.


Browse Victor Vasarely's silkscreen prints, paintings, sculptures and more at 1stDibs.

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