Inspired Artists :: Victor Vasarely's Black and Whites

He may be called the "grandfather" of the short-lived OP-ART movement (his Zebras below are considered to be one of the first pieces to categorize the movement) but Vasarely's artwork is rather au-currant with design tastes and aesthetics within the contemporary modern art world.  Im especially drawn to the black, white, and grey pieces- the paintings are mostly conceptual in subject and command a second look... 

Loads of designers use his artwork as print inspiration- I only wish he was given a little more credit- I complimented a co-workers phone case yesterday and said "Vasarely?!" to which she gave me a puzzled looks and said "You mean Trina Turk?"  Ugh.