Op Art Auction Sales in 2012

If you have ever wondered what the big Op Art pieces by the major artists of the movement – such as Bridget Riley, Carlos Cruz-Diez or Victor Vasarely – sell for at auction then look below to see a list of the top 10 hammer prices at auction for Op Art works bought and sold during 2012.

The list is dominated by works by Carlos Cruz-Diez, Briget Riley, Jan Schoonhoven and Victor Vasarely.  All works were auctioned by various international offices of Sotheby’s and Christies.

1. Carlos Cruz-Diez – “PHYSICHROMIE 164” (1965). Estimate (Christies): GBP 164,000-229,000. Actual sale price was GBP473,000.

Carlos Cruz-Diez - Physichromie 164

2. Bridget Riley – “Tabriz” (1984). Estimate (Sotheby’s): GBP 250,000 – 300,000. Actual sale price was GBP 457,250

Bridget Riley - Tabriz

3. Carlos Cruz-Diez – “Chromo-Interference Mécanique” (1979).  Estimate (Sotheby’s): GBP 229,000 – 295,000. Actual sale price was GBP 434,600.

Carlos Cruz-Diez - CHROMO-INTERFERENCEᅠ MÉCANIQUE

4. Carlos Cruz-Diez – “Physichromie no. 1021” (1975).  Estimate (Sotheby’s):  GBP 164,000-229,000. Actual sale price was GBP 363,000.

Carlos Cruz-Diez - Physichromie No. 1.021

5. Bridget Riley – “Cool Place” (1990). Estimate (Sotheby’s):  GBP 280,000-350,000. Actual sale price was GBP 337,250.

Bridget Riley - Cool Place

6. Jan Schoonhoven – “Diagonalen” (1967).  Estimate (Christies): GBP 154,000-188,000. Actual sale price was GBP268,000.

Jan Schoonhoven diagonalen

7. Jan Schoonhoven – “R70-72” (1970).  Estimate (Christies): GBP 171,000-257,000. Actual sale price was GBP268,000.

jan schoonhoven - r70-72

8. Jan Schoonhoven – “Drie In Één (Trois en Un)” (1966).  Estimate (Sotheby’s): GBP 171,000-257,000. Actual sale price was GBP257,000.

jan schoonhoven drie in een trois en un

9. Carlos Cruz-Diez – “Physichromie no. 655” (1973).  Estimate (Sotheby’s):  GBP 115,000-148,000. Actual sale price was GBP 190,000.

carlos cruz-diez - physicromie 655

10. Victor Vasarely – “Cheyt-Stri” (1971).  Estimate (Sotheby’s): GBP 80,000-120,000. Actual sale price was GBP 187,250.

victor vasarely Cheyt-Stri

 

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