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Richard Anuszkiewicz (American, b.1930)
LOT ID: 89749
Annual Edition, 1970

Enamel, on Masonite
8.13 х 5.13 in. (20.65 x 13.03 cm.)
Signed, inscribed, Hand signed twice. Hand signed and dated 1970 - the year the work was created - by Richard Anuszkiewicz, and inscribed "For Robert", and hand signed and dated 1994 - the year the work was gifted.
Print/Casting Year 1970
Edition Uniquely dedicated limited edition
Foundry/Publisher Richard Anuszkiewicz
Lot description
From the turn of the decade of the 1970s, here is beautiful Op Art enamel painting on masonite, with a unique personal dedication, by renowned Op Artist Richard Anuszkiewicz, former student and protege of Josef Albers.

The work offered here is hand signed by Anuszkiewicz and dated 1970 (the year the work was created). Additionally, it is initaled again by the artist, personally dedicated to Robert, and dated 1994 - the year he gave this work to the recipient.

Each year, Anuszkiewicz created a different limited edition painting on masonite for close personal friends, family an/or individuals who were influential in his career. This beautiful work is the Annual Edition for 1970. Anuszkiewicz' Annual Editions were not created for commercial use, and were thus quite scarce, though now a few of these special personal gifts have been entering the secondary market as the artist's friends and associates are, sadly, passing on.

Richard Anuszkiewicz (b. 1930) is known as the founder of the Op Art movement in the United States. He first burst onto the scene after the groundbreaking MOMA show "The Responsive Eye" (later a CBS documentary), and made the cover of Life Magazine as a leader of Op Art in America. Now in his mid eighties, Anuszkiewicz is experiencing a resurgence in critical acclaim and popularity, as reflected in the record auction prices his works command at major auction houses. He was awarded the Lorenzo the Magnificent Award at the Florence Biennale and his work can be found in the permanent collections of major museums worldwide.

Also known as a pioneering colorist in American art, Anuszkiewicz's unique chemistry of complementary hues employed in wave-like repetitions of line and geometry show the influence of his mentor Josef Albers in their optical abstractions as well as the perception and psychology of color.
Annual Edition by Richard Anuszkiewicz
  • Annual Edition by Richard Anuszkiewicz
  • Annual Edition by Richard Anuszkiewicz
  • Annual Edition by Richard Anuszkiewicz
  • Annual Edition by Richard Anuszkiewicz
  • Annual Edition by Richard Anuszkiewicz
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