Martial Raysse hadn’t had a solo U.S. show for more than four decades when the 78-year-old French artist’s Pop paintings of neon-faced beauties went on view at Luxembourg & Dayan gallery in New York last May.
Three champion British artists line up in London for a grand parade of exhibitions at the start of Olympic year. First out is David Hockney, whose “A Bigger Picture” (Jan. 21-April 9, 2012) will fill the main galleries of the Royal Academy almost entirely with new pictures.
Jeff Koons, Lucian Freud and Gerhard Richter artworks will be among more than $500 million worth of contemporary pieces on offer this week at auctions and fairs in London. Dealers are hoping that demand holds up from billionaire buyers after stocks dived on worries about government debts.