signed, titled and dated 1973 on the reverse acrylic on board
91 by 80 cm. 35 13/16 by 22 1/8 in.
This work is registered in archive of Pierre Vasarely under number 2531 and will be published in the forthcoming Catalogue Raisonné currently being prepared by the Fondation Vasarely, Aix-en-Provence.
Provenance Private Collection, Italy Acquired directly from the above by the previous owner Thence by descent to the present owner
"Our age, with its invasive techniques, with its speed, with its new sciences, with its important theories, with its discoveries and its new materials, imposes its law on us."
The artist in Plasti-cité: L'Ouvre Plastique dans notre Vie Quotidienne, Casterman, 1970, p.39
Having spent much of his early life supporting himself through work as an advertising designer in both his native country of Hungary and his later home in Paris, it took many years of artistic experimentation before Victory Vasarely arrived at the Op-Art style for which he is now best known. But once he got there, the artist's career was propelled into a totally new sphere, with international recognition and acclaim following soon after. The current lot, dating from 1973, represents a period in which Vasarely was reaping the rewards of his success; three years previously he had opened a museum of his own work in the historic Chateau de Gordes, three years later he was to found the Fondation Vasarely at Aix-en-Provence.