b. 1923
- d. 2019
  • Venezuelan
Turnover 2023
$USD 2.280.580
Record Sale
$USD 879.000
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After travelling to Paris, he opened a studio in Caracas and began to investigate kinetic and optical forms of art. Cruz-Diez’s work is based on the Moiré effect, in which lines of contrasting color give the impression of movement. He taught kinetic technique at the École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts for a while, and later became the director of art at the Institute for Advanced Studies in Caracas. In 1997, his home city honored the artist when they opened the Carlos Cruz-Diez Print and Design Museum. France awarded him the Commandeur de l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres medal in 2002. The artworks crafted by Carlos Cruz-Diez encourage an alternative form of engagement, inviting viewers to unearth their innate ability to manipulate and deconstruct color through their personal perceptual faculties. 


Record Sale

Carlos CRUZ-DIEZ (1923-2019) Physichromie Panam (2015)

Acrylic, plastic elements/aluminum
150 x 300 cm
Hammer price: $ 720,000
Price including buyer’s premium: $ 879,000
Estimate: $ 500,000 – $ 700,000
Contemporary Art afternoon auction
15 nov 2018
New York NY, United States.

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