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The Queen of Op Art set to dazzle at museum-class gallery shows

13/04/2012

LONDON shows by Freud, Hockney and Hirst may have captured the headlines but it is not just museums who mount what are in effect museum-class exhibitions.

To mark 50 years since iconic artist Bridget Riley, the founder of Op Art, held her first selling show at Gallery One in Soho, Hazlitt Holland-Hibbert of St. James’s and Karsten Schubert from Soho hold a joint exhibition of important works by the artist at both galleries.

Bridget Riley: Works 1960 -1966 from May 23 to July 13 is the first exhibition devoted to the 81-year-old’s famous black and white works and includes major paintings from public and private collections, some never before on public display.

James Holland-Hibbert tells me: “This is a museum-like retrospective, which includes works from the artist herself, and is essentially a loan show.”

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