Hockney at Tate Britain


Mr and Mrs Clark (Celia Birtwell and Ossie Clark) and Percy 1970/1

A major exhibition of two hundred and thirteen works spanning nearly 60 years of David Hockney opens at the Tate Britain on Thursday, February 9. This is a unique opportunity to see early classic paintings alongside more current work in a variety of media. Paintings, drawings and photography include a collage of images taken on his i-pad and i-phone transporting the viewer through different seasons. Throughout his life Hockney has frequently changed his style and ways of working, embracing new technologies. Except for the first room, most of the works are in chronological order, tracing his development from his time as a student through his iconic works of the ‘60s and ‘70s to the present day.

The accompanying audio which Hockney contributes to, is very comprehensive and worth listening to, to maximize on understanding and enjoying his compositions.


Portrait of an Artist (Pool with Two Figures) 1972

A selection of related events are taking place during the exhibition including Festival No. 6 on the evening of Friday, March 3 where there will be live music, poetry, comedy and pop-up theatre performers.

9 February – 29 May, 2017               Open daily 10.00 – 18.00

Tate Britain, Milbank, London SW1P 4RG.

Tel. 020 7887 8888      www.visittate.org.uk


About Natasha Blair

Travel journalist who enjoys discovering new places in style, where possible, with her dog, a Coton de Tulear, called Poppy. Good food, not necessarily gourmet, is important as is the atmosphere as she also writes about restaurants. Culture is another love, and as she is based in London, she reviews theatre and art exhibitions.
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