Peter Halley, “Unseen Paintings 1997–2002, From the Collection of Gian Enzo Sperone”

The 1980s saw a revival of Pop Art and Minimalist aesthetics under the rubric, “Neo-Geo,” which quickly produced art-stars such as Peter Halley, whose fluorescent-colored, “cell-and-conduit” abstractions repurposed circuit-board diagrams to evoke the dawning information age. But like a lot of art that produces more heat than light, Halley’s efforts fell out of favor with stateside collectors by the end of the Reagan era, compelling him to rely on the kindness of European admirers during the ensuing decade. Among them was the Italian dealer Gian Enzo Sperone, whose personal cache of Halley’s compositions makes up this show—one of several over the past year or so that have marked a resurgence of interest in the artist’s work.
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New York 10002
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