April 9, 2013


Spy Vibe celebrates the birthday of Victor Vasarely. Born on this day in 1906, the Hungarian-French artist created pieces in the 1930s that are often considered some of the earliest examples of Op Art. Spy Vibers might enjoy his kinematic images on acrylic glass from the 1950s. Vasarely died in 1996 at the age of ninety. Check out the official website to see images from his long career. You can also learn about him on the Op Art website. The graphics in the image below, with its hypnotic patterns, prominent ring, and sunglasses, conjure up fond memories of many films in the 1960s Spy Vibe style. Without Op, the world would not have become quite so groovy. The portrait looks like it could be a scene from The 1,000 Eyes of Dr. Mabuse. Fantastic!

Ian Fleming on Spy Vibe: recent posts include Ian Fleming Music Series links: Noel Coward,Whispering Jack SmithHawaiian GuitarJoe Fingers Carrdiscovery of one of Ian Fleming's WWII Commandos, James Bond book coversIan Fleming's Playboy interview for Kindle, Spy Vibe's discovery of a rare Ian Fleming serialization, Fleming's Royal gold typewriter, Ian Fleming's memorial address, and our Ian Fleming image archive link here.

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