Lock Kresler discusses Lévy Gorvy’s exhibition, ‘Source and Stimulus’ open until April 21, 2018 at 22 Old Bond St in London. The show features a series of outstanding museum quality loans and seminal examples of works by all three artists in the exhibition including Roy Lichtenstein’s ‘Frightened Girl’ (1964), being seen publicly for the first time in 25 years having been hidden away in a private collection in Europe since its last public display in 1993, when it was shown in the artist’s retrospective at the Guggenheim Museum in New York.
Lévy Gorvy is also exhibiting Sigmar Polke’s ‘Untitled (Couple)’ (1965-66), which was purchased directly from the artist and has never been seen publicly or published before, and ‘Girlfriends’ (1964-65), which featured prominently in Polke’s retrospectives in 2014 at New York’s Museum of Modern Art and London’s Tate Modern.
The exhibition also sees two paintings by Gerald Laing reunited for the first time since they were created in 1965. ‘Shout’ and ‘Rain Check’ were sold the same year by Richard Feigen to two different collectors in the US, and neither work has been seen publicly since then.