RESPONSES A VASARELY: KOSKA-VALL, Ltd Ed Heliogravure, Victor Vasarely – Art Commerce

RESPONSES A VASARELY: KOSKA-VALL, Ltd Ed Heliogravure, Victor Vasarely

$ 750.00

VICTOR VASARELY (1908-1997) Internationally recognized as one of the most important artists of the 20th century. He is the acknowledged leader of the Op Art movement, and his innovations in color and optical illusion have had a strong influence on many modern artists. Vasarely devoted himself to his lifelong fascination with linear patterning, which led him to draw figurative and abstract patterned subjects, and multi-dimensional works of art by super-imposing patterned layers on one another to attain the illusion of depth. 

Heliogravure is the oldest procedure for reproducing photographic images.  It was invented in the early 19th century by Joseph Nicephore of France, and later pefected by Talbot, Niece de saint-Victor, Baldus and Klic. The process involves two distinct steps. First, in a complex photo-chemical procedure that creates the intaglio surface, the photographic image is fixed and etched upon a specially prepared copper plate. The finished plate is then placed on a hand-turned press, and the image is printed on to a dampened etching paper using special inks.

Original Limited Edition Heliogravure on archival paper, 1974.  Edition Size: 340, plus 170 Foundation Vasarely pieces, plus 20 archive pieces, and 10 pieces reserved for Vasarely.  Paper Size: 23.5" x 19.5."  Signed in pencil on an accompanying signature sheet by the artist.  Print Workshop: Graphische Kunstanstalten F. Bruckmann KG, Munich, Germany.  Copyright: 1974 Studio Bruckmann Kunst im Druck Fine Art GmbH, Munich, Germany.  Excellent Condition; never framed or matted.  Certificate of Authenticity included.