1950s acrylic black and white owl by Brazilian artist Abraham Palatnik. An op art design with kinetic black lines which give the optical illusion that the owl is always looking at you whichever direction it faces.
This vintage item is in excellent condition with no chips, cracks and minimal marks on the base from age. Palatnik designed a large collection of animal sculptures which he created using the same technique.
A 'Made in Brazil' label still exists on the base.
H: 9cm W: 5cm D: 2cm