Mural: Virtual Circles (Mural: Círculos virtuales)

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Mural: Virtual Circles (Mural: Círculos virtuales)

1964-1966
Installation Art
Wood, aluminum, stainless steel, and polished metal
Installation: 80 1/2 × 165 1/4 × 14 in. (204.47 × 419.74 × 35.56 cm) a-g): 80 1/2 × 23 3/4 × 14 in. (204.47 × 60.33 × 35.56 cm) each
Purchased with funds provided by Debbie and Mark Attanasio, Jane and Marc Nathanson, Jane and Terry Semel, The Loreen Arbus Foundation, Janet Dreisen Rappaport and Herb Rappaport, an anonymous donor, Alyce Woodward Oppenheimer, and the Bernard and Edith Lewin Collection of Mexican Art Deaccession Fund through the 2013 Collectors Committee (M.2013.115a-g)
Currently on public view:
Art of the Americas Building, floor 4 MAP IT
Art of the Americas Building, floor 4

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Curator Notes

In 1959 Julio Le Parc moved to Paris, where he met Victor Vasarely (1906–1997), the Hungarian-French leader of the Op art movement....
In 1959 Julio Le Parc moved to Paris, where he met Victor Vasarely (1906–1997), the Hungarian-French leader of the Op art movement. A year later, along with six international artists, he founded the Groupe de Recherche d'Art Visual (GRAV). Their goal was to transform the role of the viewer from a passive, contemlpative observer into an active participant. Seriality, the manipulation of form across the surface, and the use of new materials were to lead to a new, more democratic "plastic kinetic adventure." Ilona Katzew, 2013
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