David Hockney at NGV
The National Gallery of Victoria is staging the work of the man considered to be Britain’s greatest living artist, David Hockney. “David Hockney: Current” features more than 1,200 works from the past decade of the artist’s career, including world-premiere new works embracing new technologies, such as the ipad and iphone. There are self-portraits created on the ipad, landscapes of Hockney’s native Yorkshire and dramatic scenes of Yosemite National Park, hundreds of which are presented both on screens and as prints—some at almost 4 metres tall. The exhibition reveals two world premiere new works. Another highlight is a 60-metre long portrait hall which houses Hockney’s recent body of painting work titled “82 portraits and 1 Still Life” depicting the artist’s family, friends and notable subjects.
Daily 10am–5pm, National Gallery of Victoria, 180 St Kilda Road, Melbourne. 8620 2222. ngv.vic.gov.au
David Hockney, English 1937-, “Barry Humphries, 26th, 27th, 28th March 2015” acrylic canvas, 121.9 x 91.4 cm. Collection of the artist © David Hockney.