Op Art

Variations Autour de La Longue Marche
This year, 86-year-old Argentine artist and social activist Julio Le Parc was the fourth person invited by Hermès Éditeur to bring his art to silk: vibrant stripes of colors loop, twist and dance to tell of a journey and experiences. Though the sixty...
Art + Design in Miami: Tricks On The Eye
Many themes emerged from the various galleries converged in Miami for Art Basel and the surrounding fairs this year, but unsurprisingly the one that stood out the loudest among the crew from Cool Hunting was work that played visual tricks on the viewer...
Core Deco
From what we've seen from Matt W. Moore, the Portland, Maine-based artist behind MWM Graphics, he leaves no question that he's rabidly productive. And now, he's taking his signature "Vectorfunk" optical artwork one step further into a new dimension...
Licorice fans probably already know about Icelandic brand Opal's pastilles, but what of the eye-catching Op Art design of their packaging? The mesmerizing image dates back to the brand's founding in 1946 when they commissioned painter Atli Mar to...
Vasarely Foundation Poster
Sourced from the Vasarely Foundation in Provence, France, this poster makes a great homage to the Hungarian Op-Art pioneer that—thanks to a logo that we're guessing dates the foundation's 1976 opening—borders on kitsch. Pick it...
Sol LeWitt: A Wall Drawing Retrospective at the MASS MoCA
Sol LeWitt's final triumph opened today at the MASS MoCA. Conceived by the artist before his death last year, he developed the idea with the Yale University Art Gallery, and then partnered with the MASS MOCA and the Williams College Museum of...
Yaacov Agam Kinetic Op-Art Watches for Movado
A Kinetic and Op-Art pioneer, Yaacov Agam created this 1980s limited edition watch series for the Movado Time Museum Collection. The only other artist to produce a watch for Movado was Andy Warhol with his "Times/5." Featuring anthracite...
Op Art at Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt
Any major survey of the most important works of Op Art promises to play up the definition of the genre as "art which deliberately demands too much of the eye." The very thought of the collected works of CH favorite artists such as Bridget...
MoMA 1965: The Responsive Eye
The Responsive Eye catalog commemorates the show of the same name at the MoMA in 1965. A show several years in the making, it was the first to introduce the public to Optical (or "Op") art. Artists featured in the show and catalog include...