- Museum number
- Object: Zèbre (Zebra)
Zebra running to the right within a rectangle; image created out of undulating diagonal black and cream lines. 1938/1969
Screenprint in dark cream and black on Rives BFK paper
- Production date
Height: 218 millimetres (image)
Height: 460 millimetres (sheet)
Width: 321 millimetres
Width: 398 millimetres
- Curator's comments
- Edition of 138 plus 22 artist's proofs, printed at the studio of Mourlot, Paris, from the earlier 1938 composition. Published by Éditions Essellier, Paris, 1969, and issued in the series 'Descartes - Discours de la Méthode'.
Text from 'Living with art: The Alexander Walker collection' (British Museum Press, 2020):
Zebras appear repeatedly in Vasarely’s work because their stripes, like the chequered costume of the harlequin, make them suitable subjects for optical effects. In this print a running zebra emerges from undulating black and cream lines.
- Not on display
- Exhibition history
2017 8 Jul-1 Oct, Warwickshire, Compton Verney, Colour and Perception from Seurat to Riley
2017-2018 20 Oct-21 Jan, Bath, Holburne Museum, Colour and Perception from Seurat to Riley
- Acquisition date
- Acquisition notes
- Purchased by Alexander Walker from the Redfern Gallery, London on 05/01/89 for £495.
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