September 26, 2018
Peter Loughrey discusses the Paris based Groupe de Recherche d’Art Visuel (GRAV), founded in 1960 by François Morellet and Julio Le Parc, their history and influences in today’s “Peter’s Picks” blog post for the September 30, 2018 Modern Art & Design auction.
February 3, 2018
In 1964, Israeli Op artist Yaacov Agam laid out his artistic credo. His statement detailed how he began producing the kinetic and optical art for which he is now so widely known. “My intention was to create a work of art which would transcend the visible, which cannot be perceived except in stages, with the understanding that it is a partial revelation and not the perpetuation of the existing,” he explained. Often called the “Father of kinetic art,” Agam’s vibrant, dynamic works demonstrate an ongoing preoccupation with time and movement, teasing out allusions to fourth dimension where time is both regulated and made visible. “For twenty years, I tried, and finally I understood, the image must be something that becomes, not something that is,” he recounted in 1971. “Where is truth, where is the true order? The only truth is the truth of states of being, and the passage of time which destroys itself.”