Victor Vasarely (1906-1997) Bidim-Sarga 1973  signed, titled and dated 1973 on the reverse acrylic on board  91 by 80 cm. 35 13/16 by 22 1/8 in.
Lot 47AR
Victor Vasarely (1906-1997)
Bidim-Sarga
1973

signed, titled and dated 1973 on the reverse
acrylic on board

91 by 80 cm.
35 13/16 by 22 1/8 in.
Sold for £22,500 (US$ 34,955) inc. premium

Lot Details
Victor Vasarely (1906-1997)
Bidim-Sarga
1973

signed, titled and dated 1973 on the reverse
acrylic on board

91 by 80 cm.
35 13/16 by 22 1/8 in.

Footnotes

  • 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.
Auction information

This auction is now finished. If you are interested in consigning in future auctions, please contact the specialist department. If you have queries about lots purchased in this auction, please contact customer services.

Buyers' Obligations

ALL BIDDERS MUST AGREE THAT THEY HAVE READ AND UNDERSTOOD BONHAMS' CONDITIONS OF SALE AND AGREE TO BE BOUND BY THEM, AND AGREE TO PAY THE BUYER'S PREMIUM AND ANY OTHER CHARGES MENTIONED IN THE NOTICE TO BIDDERS. THIS AFFECTS THE BIDDERS LEGAL RIGHTS.

If you have any complaints or questions about the Conditions of Sale, please contact your nearest customer services team.

Buyers' Premium and Charges

For all Sales categories excluding Wine, Coins & Medals and Motor Cars and Motorcycles:

Buyer's Premium Rates
25% on the first £50,000 of the Hammer Price
20% from £50,001 to £1,000,000 the Hammer Price
12% from £1,000,001 of the Hammer Price

VAT at the current rate of 20% will be added to the Buyer's Premium and charges excluding Artists Resale Right.

Payment Notices

Payment in advance: by cash, check with banker's card, credit card, bank draft or traveler's cheque.

Payment at collection: by credit or debit card.

Credit card charges: a surcharge of 2% is applicable when using Mastercard, Visa and overseas debit cards.

Shipping Notices

For information and estimates on domestic and international shipping as well as export licenses please contact Bonhams Shipping Department.

Lot symbols
AR Artists Resale Right

Goods subject to Artists Resale Right Additional Premium.

Contacts
  1. Customer Services (UK)
    Customer Services
    Bonhams
    Work
    Work +44 20 7447 7447
    FaxFax: +44 20 7447 7401
  2. Shipping (UK)
    Logistics - Shipping
    Bonhams
    Work
    Work +44 20 7468 8302
    FaxFax: + 44 20 7629 9673
  3. Gareth Williams
    Specialist - Contemporary Art
    Bonhams
    Work
    101 New Bond Street
    London, United Kingdom W1S 1SR
    Work +44 20 7468 5879
    FaxFax: +44 20 7468 5883
Similar Items