Vasa Tetrahedron Pyramid

$395.00
SKU: PYRMD
  • In the 1960s, Vasa developed techniques for working with cast laminated acrylic forms based on simple Euclidean shapes. These prisms of luminous construction are created by composing colored planes within these geometric forms. To fully appreciate these works of art, it is essential to observe them from different angles―the sculptures dimensionality contributes to an ever-changing appearance.

    With an advanced understanding of optical complexities, Vasa has become, in the words of Henry Seldis, former art critic of The Los Angeles Times, "the most sensuous and sensational colorist of the southern California artists working in plastic." His work was included in the seminal exhibition American Sculpture of the Sixties at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art in 1967 and in other museum and university exhibits.

    Except for a brief stay in New York, Vasa has lived in California since his arrival in the United States from Yugoslavia in the early 60s. Here in his comprehensive studio, located in the heart of Los Angeles and designed and built to accommodate the machinery, staff and advanced technology required for his work, Vasa creates and makes all of his art. Vasa is currently a senior Professor of Design at the University of California, Los Angeles.

    This multi-layered and colored pyramid has 4 sides, all triangular in shape, and is considered a tetrahedral pyramid. The apex is off-center, so it is also considered an off-right pyramid. Each piece is signed and dated by the artist. Due to the nature of this process, colors are unique to each piece and may vary from the photo.

    Due to its handcrafted nature and limited availability, this piece may require 8-10 weeks to deliver. You will be contacted by our Customer Service team if your item will not ship within the normal 2-3 business days. Please contact us at Gettystore@getty.edu or call our Customer Service line at 310-440-7333 if you wish to inquire about availability before ordering.

    - Made in Southern California
    - Measurements: the three base sides are 5.5 inches x 5.5 inches x 5 inches; 4.5 inches high
    - Item #: PYRMD