David Moss

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


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.”

MasterArt - Search now over 15000 works of art from the world's finest art dealers
April 2012
April 2012
Three decades in the business are brought to book
French national treasure sets up shop in Greenwich Village
Monumental sculpture provides the finishing touch to luxury property development
TAMBARAN beats the drum for tribal art with a new American showcase
Berko bring Virtuoso Painters to the Chinese and speak to them in their own language
Asian art dealers who wish they could be in two places at the same time
The Queen of Op Art set to dazzle at museum-class gallery shows
Leading New York art dealer bucks the economic trend with two new five-storey spaces
The Oldie Guard make a stand against the excesses of contemporary art
LAPADA Fair putting on the style in Berkeley Square
The many wiles of Windsor chronicled in landmark exhibition
Mallett make all the right moves as they announce they are back in profit
Robert Aronson mounts a show of the best in Dutch Delftware and remembers his father
TEFAF Maastricht celebrates its Silver Jubilee with a vintage performance and declares it is staying put