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South Bohemian Gallery to present unknown works by Vasarely

ČTK |
11 January 2017

Hluboka nad Vltavou, South Bohemia, Jan 10 (CTK) - Dozens of works by opt-art founder Victor Vasarely (1906-1997), including ones that have never been displayed in public so far, will appear at an exhibition the South Bohemian Gallery (AJG) plans to open at the Hluboka chateau, AJG director Ales Seifert has told CTK.

The retrospective exhibition of the works by Vasarely, a native Hungarian, will open on June 24.

It will offer 33 serigraphic works and another 55 works loaned by the French Vasarely Foundation.

"It will be a unique exhibition. [A few years ago], after many-year efforts, our colleagues in the Olomouc Museum of Arts (north Moravia) acquired a very interesting set of 33 serigraphies by Vasarely, which they have put only once on display so far," Seifert said, referring to the works as part of the planned exhibition.

"The Fondation Vasarely, seated in Aix-en-Provence, has joined our project. We have signed a contract based on which the French will lend us another 55 works, some of which have never been displayed at an exhibition yet. This circumstance is very significant for us," Seifert said.

The exhibition in the riding school of the Hluboka chateau will run through October 1.

It will be complemented by three tapestries loaned by the Vasarely Museum in Pecs, Hungary.

The South Bohemian Gallery, bearing the name of Czech 19th-century painter Mikolas Ales, was established in 1953. Operated by the South Bohemian Region, it mainly prides in Gothic artifacts and works of arts from the 1960s.

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