Takis and Peter Selz
Text by the art historian Peter Selz
Signed on the front
DESIGNER Takis (1925-2019) & Peter Selz (1919-2019)
DIMENSIONS W. 76 x H. 54 /cm.
Panayiotis Vassilakis, commonly referred to as Takis, was a Greek artist who gained recognition for his self-taught talent in creating kinetic sculptures. His artistic creations were showcased in both Europe and the United States. Particularly acclaimed in France, his pieces are prominently displayed in various public spaces in and around Paris. Additionally, his artworks are housed at the Takis Foundation Research Center for the Arts and Sciences, situated in Athens.
Peter Selz (1919-2019) was a prominent art historian and curator whose life's work left an indelible mark on the world of modern and contemporary art. Born in Munich, Germany, he fled the Nazi regime and immigrated in 1936 to the United States. There Selz curated groundbreaking exhibitions at institutions such as the Museum of Modern Art in New York and the Berkeley Art Museum, highlighting artists such as Jackson Pollock, Mark Rothko, Willem de Kooning, Jean Dubuffet and Alberto Giacometti.