Carol Vogel announces Larry Gagosian’s new historical show that builds upon the success of his late Picasso exhibition:
Now he’s turning the clock back further still, with a show of Monet’s late paintings (1905-24) that is being organized by Paul Hayes Tucker, a Monet scholar and curator. […] While a few works will be for sale, most are on loan from collectors and institutions, including the Art Institute of Chicago, the Beyeler Foundation in Switzerland and the Musée Marmottan Monet in Paris.
“I think Monet was a very radical artist,” Mr. Gagosian said. “He painted on an epic scale, and the paintings prefigure abstraction.”
Monet is also the one Impressionist artist who was prolific and whose top works are in many cases still available. Ever the salesman, Mr. Gagosian added: “This is a part of the market that is far from dead. The last auctions showed there’s still a lot of activity and interest in these paintings.”
Inside Art: Monet in the Gallery (New York Times)