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“I pre­fer liv­ing in colour,” Bri­tish artist David Hock­ney once said. And plenty of the artist’s sig­na­ture sat­u­rated hues are on view for the next few months, with a block­buster ret­ro­spec­tive of Hock­ney’s work at the Tate Bri­tain. The show brings to­gether paint­ings, draw­ings, prints, photography, and video from the pro­lific pop artist’s decades-long ca­reer and show­cases his chameleonic abil­ity to change his style from ab­strac­tion to pho­to­re­al­ism to Cu­bism over the years. From his fa­mous paint­ings of L.A. swim­ming pools, to his York­shire land­scapes and pho­to­graphic col­lages, the nearly 80-year-old Hock­ney’s works are im­bued with a sense of par­ody and self-re­flec­tion that ques­tions the very act of image mak­ing. Or­ga­nized in col­lab­o­ra­tion with the Cen­tre Pom­pi­dou and the Met­ro­pol­i­tan Mu­seum, the show will tour in­ter­na­tion­ally to Paris and New York fol­low­ing its pre­sen­ta­tion in Lon­don. DAVID HOCK­NEY RUNS THROUGH MAY 29.

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