Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Frontrunning The Tate Britain's Hockney Show

That's the headline at Art Market Monitor:

Tate Britain Announces Huge Hockney Retrospective, Let the Anticipatory Buying Begin!
Portrait of an Artist (Pool With Two Figures), 1972
Just two weeks ago, Francis Outred declared to Colin Gleadell about David Hockney’s Umbrella selling for £3.1m, “This price will look cheap before too long.” Now we know why Outred could be so confident of the continuing arc of Hockney’s prices upward.
The Tate Britain has announced a major retrospective of the artist’s work in time for his 80th birthday. Here’s the Guardian on the announcement:
Hockney said he had enjoyed revisiting works he made decades ago. “Many of them seem like old friends to me now. “We’re looking over a lifetime with this exhibition, and I hope, like me, people will enjoy seeing how the roots of my new and recent work can be seen in the developments over the years.”...MORE