Carol Vogel has the announcement from Acquavella Galleries that they will now be representing the 90-year-old Wayne Thiebaud. The artist’s work has been on an auction tear the last few years as Pop art has moved into blue-chip status. The rise in value was fueled by Thiebaud’s now-deceased long-time dealer and friend, Allan Stone, over a series of sales from Stone’s estate. Acquavella hints that the artist holds work equal to or better than what the art-mad Stone was so protective of:
The gallery is planning an exhibition of his work a year from now, organized by John Wilmerding, an American art scholar and professor at Princeton University.
“It will be primarily taken from Thiebaud’s own holdings,” Mr. Wilmerding said. “Like many artists, he’s held on to some of the best examples of his work from every period.”
Inside Art: Wayne Thiebaud Show (New York Times)