Have noticed #picabia showing up on friends’ instagram accounts lately – definitely something in the air about him.
He had not been on my radar at all, although his much more famous contemporaries certainly were (Picasso, Braque, Duchamp, and Sonia and Robert Delaunay). But that is all about to change this year with a major retrospective of his work starting in June at the Kunsthaus Zurich before moving to MoMA in NYC in November. Will be a stellar year for fans of Francis Picabia.
An interesting tidbit I also discovered while researching him: he was one of David Bowie’s favorite artists!!