Tate Britain’s upcoming retrospective of David Hockney will bring together six decades of the artist’s work for the first time. Many of the iconic works by Hockney will be united from private collections and museums around the world, along with new original works. The exhibition will cover the full scope of Hockney’s artistic practice, from small scale, intimate works to vast, immersive canvases.
David Hockney said: ‘It has been a pleasure to revisit works I made decades ago, including some of my earliest paintings. 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.’
The artist is celebrating his 80th birthday this year and he is personally involved in the curatorial process along with Chris Stephens, the exhibition’s co-curator and Head of Display at Tate Britain.
David Hockney opens at Tate Britain on 9 February 2017 and runs until 29 May 2017, before moving on to the Centre Pompidou, Paris and the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. We’ll see you there!