Hockney extravaganza

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Tate Britain is to celebrate David Hockney’s 80th birthday next year with the biggest retrospective exhibition of his work to date.

Acknowledged as new of Britain’s most successful artists of the 20th and 221st centuries, Hockney, who will be 80 in 2017, has also been one of the great experimenters among contemporary painters, embracing modern technology to make variations of images 

The exhibition will have paintings, drawings, prints, photography and video from since his student work at the Royal College of Art in the early 1960s, going into more detail than even the 2012 Royal Academy exhibition, Hockney: The Bigger Picture, the largest exhibition the RA had ever given to a living artist.

‘”t has been a pleasure to revisit works I made decades ago, including some of my earliest paintings” Hockney said. “Many of them seem like old friends to me now.

“We’re looking back over a lifetime with this exhibition, and I hope, like me, people will enjoy seeing how the roots of my new and recent work can be seen in the developments over the years.”

David Hockney will run from 9 February 2017 to 29 May 2017.

Pictured above: David Hockney Model with Unfinished Self-Portrait 1977, Private collection. © David Hockney.

 

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