Op Art by Victor Vasarely plays illusions on the eye; geometric forms and patterns seem to leap off the page.

365 Days of Art: June 24 – Spacecraft Brings 154 Artworks into Space

Op Art by Victor Vasarely plays illusions on the eye; geometric forms and patterns seem to leap off the page.
Vertigo by Victor Vasarely, courtesy of 1stdibs.com

June 24, 1982

Soyuz, a Soviet spacecraft, brings 154 screenprints by Victor Vasarely into space, on the way to space station Salyut 7. I don’t know why in the world this happened; there’s certainly no room to look at them in there.

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