Hexa 5

Victor Vasarely
Hexa 5

An original hand-signed Victor Vasarely screenprint print.


Original screenprint in colors on stiff wove paper

Hand-signed in pencil lower right Vasarely.

A superb example of the definitive state, from the edition of 300, numbered in pencil lower left. One of twenty-four original prints by a variety of artists (Jim Dine, James Rosenquist, Robert Rauschenberg, Rufino Tamayo, Vasarely, Christo, Yaacov Agam, Pierre Soulages, Mihail Chemiakin, Mimmo Paladino, Antoni Tapies, Eduardo Chillida, Pierre Alechinsky, Sandro Chia, Park Seo-Bo, Kim Tschang-Yuel, Lee Bann, Nam Kwan, Kim Ki-Chang, Kazuo Shirago, A.R. Penk, Jose Luis Cuevas, Zao Wou-Ki, Jean-Paul Riopelle) issued in the album Official Arts Portfolio of the XXIVth Olympiad, Seoul, Korea Published by Lloyd Shin Fine Arts, Inc., Chicago.

29 x 39 inches

Hungarian artist, Victor Vasarely, born April 9, 1906, is perhaps the best-known creator of post-World War II geometric and Op Art painting. He studied at the Podolini-Volkmann Academy in Budapest, later transferring to the Muhely Academy, referred to as the Budapest Bauhaus. There he became familiar with contemporary research in color and optics by Johannes Itten, Josef Albers and Constructivists such as Kandinsky, Malevich and others.
His writings defined the philosophy of Op Art and explored the science of optical effects and illusions. He was a pioneer in the development of almost every form of optical device for the creation of a new art of visual illusion. Typically, the artist arranges a large number of small, nearly identical geometric shapes in patterns that generate vivid illusions of depth and motion. His use of various devices in his paintings create the illusion of movement on the two dimensional canvas.
Vasarely is the recipient of numerous major awards and honors, including the Sao Paulo Medal of Honor, Presidential Citation, New York University, Guggenheim Prize, New York; Painting Prize, Carnegie Institute, Foreign Ministers’ Prize, Tokyo Biennale, Eighth Biennial of Art, Aix-en-Provence; Gold Medal, Milan Triennial and many more. Vasarely was named a Knight of the Legion of Honor in France in 1970. He received an honorary Ph.D. from Cleveland State University and was named an honorary professor at the School of Applied Arts, Budapest.