Featuring over 160 works spanning Hockney’s 60 years of artistic output, including never-seen-before new original works, Tate Britain’s announcement of their major David Hockney retrospective is the largest and most comprehensive exhibition of the artist’s work since the Los Angeles County Museum of Art exhibition, 33 years ago, in 1988.
Chris Stephens, the exhibition's co-curator and Head of Displays at Tate Britain commented that although the Tate is primarily responsible for the shaping of the show, Hockney, who turns 80 next year, has also been personally involved in the curatorial process.
The show will be particularly special, offering a complete overview of works produced over Hockney’s entire career to date; from his homoerotic Love paintings of the 1960s, to the Yorkshire Landscapes and much more. Perhaps the exhibition will convey a sense of his evolving personal character and growth throughout his career as it relates to his work during each period and style.
Stephens, without revealing too much detail of the highly anticipated show, has remarked that as well as many well-known familiar works, there will also be some surprises, providing the public with a truly one-off opportunity to celebrate a lifetime evolution of work from the iconic artist.
The Tate is the proud home of two of Hockney’s most popular paintings; the infamous “A Bigger Splash” (1967), depicting a Californian Swimming pool and “Mr and Mrs Clark and Percy” (1970-71).
Andipa has collected and invested in Hockney's work for many years. We hold several original Hockney works in our collection, including ‘The Red Pot’ (1986), an original painting gifted to his personal chef and lover during his time in Los Angeles during the late 80’s / early 90’s. Also currently on display is his original ‘Pool Study Drawing’ (1978), composed in ink alongside a finished print version “Lithograph of Water Made of Lines and Green and Wash” (1978-80).
Tate Britain’s Hockney Retrospective will run in London from the 9th February 2017 until the 29th May 2017, before moving on to the Centre Pompidou, Paris and the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. We’ll see you there!
(Images for “Mr and Mrs Clark and Percy” and “A Bigger Splash” courtesy of www.tate.org.uk)