The Maximal Sixties: Pop, Op, and Figuration

Jan 18–Apr 29, 1997


Victor Vasarely. Study for Deuton RB. 1966. Gouache on paper, 9 7/8 × 9 7/8ʺ (25.1 × 25.1 cm). Gift of Mrs. Lily Auchincloss. © 2016 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / ADAGP, Paris

Rarely seen drawings whose optical effects, graphic punch, and challenging subject matter represent the flip side of the period’s prevalent abstraction.


  • The maximal sixties : Pop, Op, figuration from the drawing collection : the Museum of Modern Art, January 18-April 29, 1997 Out of print, 8 pages
  • Master checklist 14 pages


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