Whether you like him or not David Hockney is considered one of the most influential British artists of the twentieth century. An exhibition of 82 portraits and one still life (fruit) is currently on show in the Sackler Wing of the Royal Academy, running initially alongside the summer exhibition. The portraits are of his friends rather than people one might instantly recognise although some are well known figures in the world of art. I personally like seeing portraits of people I can relate to or at least recognise.
Hockney is prolific in his work, painting over 90 canvasses in the summer of 2013 with the majority of these on show. The exhibition runs until 2 October, 2016.
The Sackler Wing,
Royal Academy of Arts, Burlington House, Piccadilly, London W1J OBD.
T. 020 7300 8090