DAVID HOCK­NEY

A MA­JOR EX­HI­BI­TION OF THE PRO­LIFIC BRI­TISH ARTIST IS ABOUT TO HIT MEL­BOURNE.

GQ (Australia) - - SOURCE -

He’s one of the world’s most in­flu­en­tial artists, with a ca­reer span­ning more than half a cen­tury. Now, David Hock­ney is com­ing to Mel­bourne’s NGV. While he’s best known for his ’60s por­traits of LA life, this col­lec­tion of 700-plus works spans the past decade and fea­tures pieces never seen in Aus­tralia – paint­ings, pho­tog­ra­phy, video works and a se­ries of ipad draw­ings. High­lights in­clude a 35m-long gallery, filled with some 80 works of his friends, fam­ily and con­tem­po­raries, as well as Hock­ney’s largest paint­ing, Big­ger Trees Near Warter, a gi­gan­tic oil land­scape made up of 50 can­vas pan­els. Not bad for a man who turns 80 next year. David Hock­ney runs Novem­ber 11, 2016 – March 13, 2017; ngv.vic.gov.au

HOCK­NEY (ABOVE) AND A SE­LEC­TION OF WORKS SET TO SHOW IN THE NA­TIONAL GALLERY OF VIC­TO­RIA.

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