Richard Anuszkiewicz

American Richard Anuszkiewicz is one of the founding artists of the Op Art movement of the late 1960's to early 1970's.

Anuszkiewicz studied at Yale Univeristy School of Art and Architecture from 1953-1955 alongside Josef Albers. Anuszkiewicz's works are inspired by saturated colors applied to geometric patterns.

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Victor Vasarely was responsible for the Op Art movement in France, whilst over in England Bridget Riley was responsible for bringing the style to the forefront.

The highest price ever paid for one of Anuszkiewicz's works was $250 000 in 2015 at Sotheby's for Temple of Emerald Green, 1984. Search more realized prices for Anuszkiewicz here.

An early oil on board still life by Richard Anuszkiewicz, dated 1949, when the artist was still studying at Yale with Joseph Albers An early oil on board still life by Richard Anuszkiewicz, dated 1949, when the artist was still studying at Yale with Joseph Albers

Bridget Riley

As Anuszkiewicz's English counterpart for Op Art, the London born artist earned her stripes as an artists studying at the Royal College of Art from 1952-1955 alongside Peter Blake and Frank Auerbach.

Bridget Riley in 1967 Image via the Telegraph Bridget Riley in 1967
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Riley's early works were semi-impressionist. In 1958, whilst she worked at an advertising agency she explored pointillism. It was in around 1960 that she developed her black and white geometric patterns, which she is most famed for.

The patterns are disorientating, and can leave the viewer feeling the same sensation as seasickness or a type of motion sickness. In 1967, Riley began using color, and in this year she created the first of her stripe paintings.

The following year, Riley represented Great Britain at the Venice Biennale, a landmark as she was the first British contemporary painter and woman to be awarded the International Prize for painting.

In the 1980's, Riley was inspired by her travels to Egypt, and was particularly influenced by hieroglyphic.

In recent years, Riley has become increasingly popular, with prices for her work reaching over $4 million at auction. Check out a full list of realized prices for Bridget Riley here.

Bridget Riley screen print Elapse, 1982, published by The Print Club of Cleveland Bridget Riley screen print Elapse, 1982, published by The Print Club of Cleveland

Yaccov Agam

In 1951, Agam moved to Paris, where he continues to live. Two years after he moved to France, his first solo exhibition was held at Paris' Galerie Craven. By 1955, after taking part in the Le Mouvement exhibition at the Galerie Denise René, Agam joined the artists such as Alexander Calder and Pol Bury as leaders in kinetic sculpture.

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Agam is most famous around the globe for his public sculptures. His colorful sculptures can be seen in Paris, Tel Aviv and New York. Since 2009, Agam has been the world's most expensive Isreali artist. Check out realized prices for Agam here.

Yaccov Agam’s Nines, a 3-D screenprint on folded paper construction in plexi box Yaccov Agam’s Nines, a 3-D screenprint on folded paper construction in plexi box

Curtis Jeré

The compound nom-de-plume of artists Curtis Freiler and Jerry Fels are better known as Curtis Jeré. Their trendy metalworks include works of art and decorative arts, their wall sculptures amongst their most popular pieces.

Renoir founder Jerry Fels Image via Rick Benveniste Renoir founder Jerry Fels Image via Rick Benveniste

The two artists also founded a jewelry line, playfully working under the names of Renoir and Matisse.

Raindrops sculpture by Raindrops sculpture by C. Jeré

C. Jeré's sculptures are highly abstract, their works have sold around the $15 000 mark. Search realized prices for C. Jeré here.

All works featured will be included in Gray's Fine Art, Furniture & Decorative Art sale on April 6, 2016. Check out the full catalog here.

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