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This site is all about Op Art or ‘Optical Art’, a movement pioneered by artists like Bridget Riley and Victor Vasarely in the 1960’s which came to public attention after an exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art in New York in 1965 called “The Responsive Eye”.  On the site, you can read about the main artists, see examples of their work and find out about upcoming exhibitions, learn about the history of Op Art and download pictures from the gallery.

Recent Op Art News
Carl Cashman new print on sale
Carl Cashman new print on sale
Prescription Art is releasing a new limited edition screenprint by UK based contemporary street artist Carl Cashman who we have featured on this site before. “Although usually abstract, Carl’s work is always personal. And ’LOVE HURTS’...
Gianni Sarcone’s Kinegrams – Art in Motion
Gianni Sarcone’s Kinegrams – Art in Motion
Gianni Sarcone has produced a new series (although he has been working on them since 1997) of optic kinetic works he is calling his “Kinegrams”. In Gianni’s words: “Kinegrams are interactive, static images that magically...
Op Artist Mon Levinson dies
Op Artist Mon Levinson dies
Op Artist and Sculptor Mon Levinson – one of the original 100 artists exhibited at the famous 1965 “Responsive Eye” exhibition – has died on March 25 2014 at his home in Manhattan. He...
Irma Boom’s Op Art Wallpapers
Irma Boom’s Op Art Wallpapers
Irma Boom is a Dutch graphic designer living and working in Amsterdam. Irma has recently produced a wallpaper series for design house Thomas Eyck that is reminiscent of Bridget Riley‘s early 1980s works (see...
Vasarely theft
Vasarely theft
Be careful who you let in your house, particularly if you have original works by Victor Vasarely. A Florida woman was ordered held on a $10,000 bond after she stole works from a legally...

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