Happy Birthday, Mr. Hockney

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Jun 27 2017 - Nov 26 2017

To celebrate David Hockney’s eightieth birthday and his long and continuing artistic career, this exhibition features one of the Getty Museum’s most iconic works—Pearblossom Hwy., 11–18th April 1986, #2—alongside a small selection of drawn and photographic self-portraits borrowed from the artist’s studio. 

Hockney’s famous photo collage is remarkable both for its synthesis of mundane observations of a road trip to California’s Antelope Valley and for its innovative reimagining of perspectival vision. Laced with the same wit and sensitivity, the self-portraits display an intense scrutiny of the artist’s features over a period of more than fifty years.

Credit: Exhibition overview from museum website.

  • British
  • 20th Century
  • lgbt
  • David Hockney

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