Judith Benahou-Huet visited the Kunsthaus Zurich Picabia retrospective that will make its way to New York’s MoMA this November. Benhamou-Huet’s post is filled with YouTube videos of curator Catherine Hug and the video (above) of Alan Tarica’s comments on the prevalence of fakes in Picabia’s market:
Alain Tarica is one of the leading authorities on Picabia. This private dealer who, among other notable accomplishments, assembled Pierre Bergé and Yves Saint-Laurent’s art collection (containing no Picabias) very rarely gives interviews. He is also behind the Alain Gaston-Dreyfus collection, which did contain several Picabia with among others ‘Volucelle II’ from 1922 that sold for $8.7 million in 2013, setting a new artist record price.
Picabia: the finest modern art exhibition of the summer is in Zurich (and it contains no fakes) (Judith Benahmou-Huet Reports)