RICHARD ANUSZKIEWICZ, METALLIC WATER, 1964
This extremely historic and iconic Richard Anuszkiewicz Op Art painting was exhibited at the Art Institute of Chicago in 1964, and bears the original exhibition label. Created at the height of the Op Art movement, when Anuszkiewicz was represented by Sidney Janis Gallery and featured on the cover of LIFE Magazine as one of the founders of the movement here in the United States. ,According to the Institute's records, this work was exhibited in 1964 in the Society for Contemporary Art - 24th Annual, on May 8th to May 31st 1964 - which was one month after the exhibition Chicago and Vicinity 67th Annual. "Metallic Water" was also sold/exhibited at the J.L. Hudson Gallery, and bears the Gallery label as well. According to the Art Institute's online records from the 1964 exhibition, including the Catalogue from the Institute's archives, "Metallic Water" was originally owned by Mr. and Mrs. Michael D. Maremont of Chicago, who nominated it for a prize in the Art Institute's Exhibition. Nicholas Spike, the author of the Richard Anuszkiewicz catalogue raisonne, has confirmed in writing that this work is on his list to be included in any update or supplement to the raisonne. Authenticity unconditionally guaranteed forever.
An absolutely dazzling and quintessential early Op Art piece with impeccable provenance at an extremely reasonable price point.
Condition: A few small spots of superficial soiling in boarder at upper right and at upper left. Lower margin also appears to have some minor surface darkening likely from handling.
BELOW are the links to the documentation on this work from the Art Institute of Chicago.
Signed boldly on the verso.
Art Institute of Chicago, Society for Contemporary Art, 24th Annual Exhibition, May 8 to May 41, 1964