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David Hockney

Born in Bradford in 1937, David Hockney displayed a precocious talent for drawing and at the young age of eleven received a scholarship to the prestigious Bradford Grammar School. Hockney was later accepted into the Royal College of Art in 1959: joining a generation of artists who would later become renowned as founding British Pop Art, including Peter Blake and Allen Jones.

In 1963, Hockney travelled to New York and then settled in Los Angeles, where he became fascinated by the underground scene. At this time he began to paint images of young tanned men and Malibu-style architecture in bright acrylics. He also began to work with photography and photocollage, and created works of composite Polaroids called 'joiners'.

In 2008, the artist donated his monumental work done on fifty individual canvasses Bigger Trees Near Water to the Tate. Most recently in 2009, a major exhibition of Hockney's work from the 1960s formed the inaugural show of Nottingham Contemporary, a new gallery dedicated to modern and contemporary art.

22 Feb 2016
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...
04 Feb 2016
Hockney’s impromptu stay at the Hotel Romano Angeles in Acatlan, Mexico in 1984 was the result of his car breaking down on the way to Mexico City for the opening of his exhibition ‘Hockney Paints the Stage’ at the Museo Rufio Tamayo. Opting to stay at the hotel while his car was being fixed, he...
05 Feb 2014
Timed to coincide with the 60th anniversary of the artist’s first print, Hockney's show at Dulwich Picture Gallery celebrates his long and fruitful career as a printmaker. Over 100 carefully chosen works give a highly instructive and entertaining overview of the artist’s graphic career and reveal...
14 Sep 2012
As proud partner of the Brompton Design District, Andipa Gallery is delighted to announce the launch of two exhibitions for the week of London Design Festival. ANDIPA GALLERY On the ground floor a group exhibition entitled GREAT + British will feature stunning works by the Great British artist...