Takis  (Panayiotis Vassilakis) (Greek, born 1925) Telesculpture Vibrative N.9 / Black Oscillating Disc 90  x 21.5 x 1 cm.
Lot 75* AR
Takis
(Panayiotis Vassilakis) (Greek, born 1925)
Telesculpture Vibrative N.9 / Black Oscillating Disc 90 x 21.5 x 1 cm.
Sold for £27,500 (US$ 36,758) inc. premium

The Greek Sale

15 Nov 2017, 14:00 GMT

London, New Bond Street

Lot Details
Takis (Panayiotis Vassilakis) (Greek, born 1925)
Telesculpture Vibrative N.9 / Black Oscillating Disc
signed, dated and titled 'TAKIS 1963/72 / TELESCULPTURE VIBRATIVE N.9' (on the reverse);
annotated and signed (on the reverse)
wood, magnets, needles, electrical circuits
90 x 21.5 x 1 cm.

Footnotes

  • Executed 1963-72.

    The work is accompanied by a certificate of authenticity signed by Takis.

    Provenance
    Horace Richter Gallery, Tel Aviv.
    Acquired from the above by the present owner.

    Exhibited
    Paris, Centre National d'Art Contemporain, Takis, 21 Septembre - 6 Novembre 1972, n. 124 (cited in the exhibition catalogue).

    Literature
    H. and N. Calas, Takis / Monographies, Galilée editions, Paris 1984, p. 110 (illustrated).




    Takis is internationally recognised as a key figure in the development of post-war sculpture. His work depends on and explores the relationships between science and art. In 1959 he exhibited at the Galerie Iris Clert his first works incorporating magnets and metal objects. In setting up vibrating electromagnetic fields, he attempted to recreate the forces that govern the universe and to make them visible. As his involvement with kinetic sculpture evolved, he explored other uses of energy to create hydro-magnetic sculptures, light signals and sculptures that operated with wind energy.
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