Opening on Wednesday, May 3, 1995, the gallery will feature a two-person exhibition of paintings by Francis Picabia and Luc Tuymans.
Luc Tuymans who had his first one-person exhibition in the United States last fall here in the gallery, lives and works in Antwerp, Belgium. Francis Picabia was born in 1879 in Paris to parents of Spanish descent and died in France in 1953. His work has been widely exhibited throughout the world.
Frances Picabia is undoubtedly one of the most important painters of this century, however, there is an odd discrepancy in the reception of the early vs. his later work. The early work is prominently on display in many museum collections. The later work si suspisciously absent and there seems to be confusion among scholars about its intrinsic value–its importance within Picabia's oeuvre. This show will feature five works which Picabia executed in the last decade of his life.