David Hock­ney at NGV

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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.

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