Victor Vasarely, Duo-2, 1967

Artist: Victor Vasarely (1906 - 1997)
Title:Duo-2, 1967
Medium:Gouache and Acrylic on Board.
Image Size:12 1/4 in x 16 in (31 cm x 40.6 cm)
Sheet Size:12 1/4 in x 16 in (31 cm x 40.6 cm)
Framed Size:36 3/8 in x 27 1/4 in (92.4 cm x 69.2 cm)
Signature:This work is hand signed by Victor Vasarely (1906 -1997) in pen on the front and on the reverse side of the work with the title.
Condition:This work is in excellent condition.
ID #w-295

Historical Description

Victor Vasarely Duo-2, 1967; Rendered in alternating tones of blue, green, orange and purple, this image offers a fascinating study of spatial representation. Focusing on the complexities of the hexagon, Victor Vasarely visually contracts and expands the visual plain.

Created and painted in 1967, it is dated 1967 on the reverse of the board, this image is a rare vintage work. The work is also signed and titled on the reverse and is marked by the stamp of Studio Bellini, Milan.

Tonally dividing the picture plain, Vasarely creates an image that shifts from warm tones along the lower region of the image to cool tones along the upper portion. This progression of tonal variation is complicated by the artist's insertion of orange and purple hexagons at the top and blue and green at the bottom. Continually fluctuating the artist's creates a highly complex and mathematical sense of motion.

Of the hexagon series Vasarely states, "the structure immediately became more dynamic, but also highly unstable, visually speaking. What we actually have is a montage of perceptual hypotheses. Each element functions through its own ambiguity; consequently, the kinetics here reach a very high level of complexity. One could say that I created the optical illusion of perpetual motion."


Vasarely, Collection of the Artist

Studio Bellini, Milano

Robert Lee, New Orleans, LA (purchased in the 1960’s)

The Estate of Robert Lee

Spencer Lee, Phoenix, AZ (by descent)

Catalogue Raisonné & COA:

Victor Vasarely Duo-2, 1967 is fully documented and referenced in (copies will be enclosed as added documentation with the invoices that I will accompany the final sale of the work) :

1. Recorded in the Vasarely archives as #2040.
2. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany this work.

About the Framing:

Victor Vasarely Duo-2, 1967 is displayed in a modern tiered frame. A simple inner frame consists of a dark gray matte and thin metal molding. The outer frame is comprised of a matching metallic molding and light gray linen matte. This presentation compliments the strict structuring of the image while complimenting the artist's use of color.