"Nowadays, in an age when the choice between abstraction and figuration is dismissed as a false dichotomy, and when younger artists imbue their work with once-taboo narrative and autobiography, Mr. Hockney is an artist of unassailable relevance. [...] An agile, inquisitive draftsman inclined to careful observation, he has always culled his subjects from his immediate surroundings." The New York Times' Deborah Solomon visited David Hockney at his home and studio in Los Angeles ahead of his majo
Traveling from the Tate Britain, David Hockney will open at the Centre Pompidou on June 21, 2017. The comprehensive retrospective of over 160 works includes paintings, photographs, engravings, video installations, drawings and printed works from five decades of the artist's career. The exhibition highlights many iconic themes in Hockney's work, such as swimming pools, double portraits and monumental landscapes, as well as his interest in modern technologies. David Hockney will be on view at th
David Hockney's monograph, A Bigger Book, features more than 60 years of the artist's work. The book’s portfolio is supplemented by an illustrated chronology of more than 600 pages, contextualizing Hockney’s art with drawings, graphic work, portrait photos, and text based on the artist’s own writings as well as contemporary reviews. With only 9,000 copies globally, each limited edition monograph is personally signed by David Hockney and includes a custom Marc Newson-designed stand. Purchase yo
David Hockney will open on Thursday, February 9 at the Tate Britain. The comprehensive survey includes paintings, drawings , prints, photography, and videos from across six decades of the artist's career. The extensive selection of works allows the viewer to see the constant changing of Hockney's style, as well as his interest in new technologies. The exhibition is on view from February 9 through May 29, 2017 at the Tate Britain in London, England. There will be a talk on the exhibition by Ch
The National Gallery of Victoria presents a major solo exhibition of David Hockney. Curated in collaboration with Hockney, the exhibition features over 1200 works from the past decade of the artist’s career, many new and never-before-seen in Australia. For an insight to the exhibition and the museum public program you can access more information here.
The Portland Art Museum has partnered with the Portland Opera and the David Hockney Foundation to present “A Rake’s Progress.” The series of etchings was an important aspect of Hockney’s creative process while working with John Cox in 1975 to design the sets and costumes for a reproduction of Igor Stravinksy’s opera “A Rake’s Progress”. The exhibition is on view through August 2. Click here for more details.
Two groundbreaking exhibitions at Pace—Picasso & Jacqueline: The Evolution of Style and David Hockney: Some New Painting (and Photography)—are in their final week on display in New York. Picasso & Jacqueline: The Evolution of Style, a two-venue exhibition at 32 East 57th Street and at 534 West 25th Street, explores the artist’s devotion to his last wife Jacqueline Roque. David Hockney: Some New Painting (and Photography) at 508 West 25th Street features works that demonstrate Hockn
On Thursday, September 4, Pace Gallery opened Paul Graham: Does Yellow Run Forever? and David Hockney: The Arrival of Spring at 510 and 508 West 25th Street, respectively. Graham's photographs will be on view through October 4, and Hockney's iPad prints, charcoal drawings, and video will remain on view through November 1.
The stars were out as Los Angeles County Museum of Art honored aritst David Hockney alongside filmmaker Martin Scorsese at the museum's 2013 Art+Film benefit presented by Gucci. Celebrities sighted included Tom Hanks, James Franco, Kate Hudson, Jake Gyllenhaal, Will Ferrell, Salma Hayek and more. Check out these celebrity pics.
The doors are open to the de Young Museum's bigger than ever exhibition of David Hockney. Featuring more than 300 works made from 2002 to the present, the 18,000 square foot exhibition highlights one of the most prolific decades of the artist's career. David Hockney: A Bigger Exhibition remains on view in San Francisco through January 20, 2014. For more on David Hockney read Jori Finkel's profile on the artist in The New York Times.
Pace is pleased to announce its participation in Frieze, taking place at Regent’s Park, in London, UK from 17 – 20 October 2013. The gallery’s stand (G8) will include a selection of paintings, works on paper, sculptures, photographs, video, and multimedia works spanning over 50 years from the 1950s to the present. Pace presentation will feature a selection of works by Lucas Arruda, Yto Barrada, Alexander Calder, Brian Clarke, Chuck Close, George Condo, Keith Coventry, Jim Dine, James Franco,
Great Britain’s most munificent philanthropist of the moment is artist David Hockney, who landed at the top of the nation's annual Giving List by donating more than twice what he’s worth to his own art foundation. Hockney accomplished this miracle by donating art, not money, according to the Giving List, which is compiled by Britain’s Charities Aid Foundation in partnership with London’s Sunday Times newspaper. Hockney, worth an estimated $55.2 million, transferred paintings valued at $124.2 mil
William Corwin visited David Hockney in his studio in Bridlington, Yorkshire, to discuss the paintings, iPad drawings, and videos that form the core of his show A Bigger Picture at the Royal Academy in London (January–April 9, 2012). Starting in the artist’s football-field-size studio, they looked at a series of massive multi-canvas paintings based on Claude Lorrain’s “Sermon on the Mount,” as well as a series of pastoral landscapes of the Yorkshire wolds and dales. After a lunch of Stilton chees
Five years ago David Hockney, back in Britain after several decades living in Los Angeles, painted a 12-metre landscape depicting a coppice on the outskirts of a village in his native Yorkshire. The composition was aided by the use of digital photography, and the title, “Bigger Trees near Warter, or/Ou Peinture Sur Le Motif Pour Le Nouvel Age Post-Photographique”, wittily declared the work’s conceptual as well as painterly credentials. “That was the beginning,” recalls Hockney, when I met him las
He was the 1960s radical who turned British painting on its head, but on Sunday the Queen sealed David Hockney's transformation into national treasure by appointing him to the Order of Merit. Buckingham Palace announced that the 74-year-old Bradford-born painter and photographer would join the select group of individuals who have achieved distinction in the arts, learning, science and public service. Hockney's appointment follows the death in 2011 of his friend Lucian Freud, the only painter in
When David Hockney exhibited his 12-metre-wide landscape “Bigger Trees Near Warter” at the Royal Academy’s 2007 Summer Exhibition, he gave the world a glimpse of a tiny corner of East Yorkshire, albeit on a monumental scale. Now, almost five years later, the Royal Academy is gearing up for an exhibition that will reveal far more of the Wolds, the rural area that has been Hockney’s focus since he resettled there from Los Angeles in 2004. The local tourist board, Welcome to Yorkshire, is understan
David Hockney always claims that he has never sought out his assistants. "They have found me," he jokes. I found Hockney in September 1984 in Chicago. He was then 47, still sporting the shock of platinum hair that became his trademark in the early 1960s, when he burst onto the international art scene. (The natural brunet thought, "If blonds have more fun, then why not give it a go?") I was about to turn 25 and was earning my living working at Chicago's Museum of Contemporary Art, which was then p
When David Hockney’s designs for Stravinsky’s opera “The Rake’s Progress” were first seen, Gerald Ford was president of the U.S. and Harold Wilson prime minister of Britain. Yet the revival now playing in repertory at Glyndebourne Opera looks fresh and contemporary. It’s a remarkable feat of theatrical longevity. “In 1975, it would have been unthinkable to revive something so old,” Hockney says in an interview. “During the 1960s and early ‘70s, there were no revivals at all.” His designs, tho
David Hockney was in the Boy Scouts (motto: “Be Prepared”), so he points out that in tailoring terms he was ready for the advent of the iPad. One of the tricky aspects of this new Apple Inc. device -- intermediate between a cell phone and a laptop in size -- is the difficulty of carrying it about. Hockney, though, has always had his suits made with a large internal jacket pocket for carrying sketch books. He demonstrates by opening the natty, paint-stained charcoal-striped number he’s wearing
Bridlington, an area of undulating landscapes on the northeast coast of Yorkshire, in England, possesses a unique character, the moodiness of its erratic sky and the nearby sea posing a remarkable contrast to its steadfast woodlands and desolate roads. Unlike its southern counterpart, the Cotswolds, it is deserted. If you visit, yours might be the only car on the road for 25 miles around. And Bridlington residents are happy to be isolated. That includes painter David Hockney, the best-known livin
Upon settling in 2005 in East Yorkshire, where he spent his youth, David Hockney left behind his famous Southern California subject matter. Instead, the urbane chronicler of sunny poolsides and West Coast leisure has been painting landscapes, that most British of genres, and making quite a go of it. The display of these works at two PaceWildenstein venues constituted Hockney’s first New York exhibition in over a decade. The shows included large and small oils of woods, felled timber along countr
It seems that David Hockney, the British artist best known for his bright angular genre paintings of Los Angeles bungalows and swimming pools, has gone Impressionist. It’s the artistic equivalent of finding religion later in life, though the shift is fitting in Hockney’s case. The 72-year-old artist has experimented with many styles, genres, and media over the course of his career, and for this latest period, he embraces the color palettes, en plein air tendencies, and loose, wispy brushstrokes o